Symphony in C: 2010-2011 Season
CAMDEN, NJ (May 3, 2010) – The nationally-recognized Symphony in C under the leadership of Music Director Rossen Milanov announces the 2010-2011 season of world class performances and innovative educational programs at the Gordon Theater at Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts.
The season opens on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. when Music Director Rossen Milanov leads Symphony in C in a concert of Virtuosic Fire, a concert featuring renowned pianist Adam Nieman as he performs Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2. The program will include the Winner of the 14th Annual Young Composers’ Competition, Andrew McPherson. The Symphony will perform his winning composition Interstate Holiday. The evening concludes with Tchaikovsky’s beloved Fourth Symphony.
Symphony in C and Music Director Rossen Milanov are pleased to join Astral Artists in Philadelphia for an evening of Rising Stars on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. in Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts for a concert that showcases the talented soloists. The works and soloists include CPE Bach: Harpsichord Concerto in D and Mozart: Piano Concerto #20, K 466 with Ilya Poletaev on harpsichord and piano, Mahler’s Four Ruckert Lieder with baritone Jonathan Beyer, and Weber’s Andante and Rondo alla Ungarese with bassoonist Harrison Hollingsworth.
The seasonal sounds fill the air on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. as Symphony in C performs Brilliantly Baroque. Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto for Four Violins and Cello, Op. 3 #10 in B opens the program. Also on the program is Paul Moravec’s contemporary and playful concerto grosso Brandenburg Gate. Concluding the evening the Symphony welcomes internationally renowned countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo. Mr. Costanzo is a 2004 graduate of Princeton University and a Grand Finals winner of the 2009 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions will perform one of the most beloved works of the 18th century Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater.
On Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. Symphony in C will perform a concert of Poetic Passion. The concert will open with Richard Wagner’s enchanting Siegfried: Forest murmurs. Next, the Symphony welcomes Astral Artist pianist Di Wu performing Robert Schumann’s demanding and poetic Piano Concerto, Op. 54. Johannes Brahms exquisite Third Symphony concludes the concert.
Symphony in C and Assistant Conductor Petko Dimitrov present Symphony in C’s annual Concerts for Young People, educational and entertaining concerts featuring great orchestral works and stories brought to life through renowned story tellers for students in Pre-K though twelfth grades. Three performances will take place at the Gordon Theater, Rutgers –Camden on Thursday, February 23, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Renowned performers Michael Boudewynes and Sara Valentine join Symphony in C for Symphony Safari, a fantastic journey for children as they explore music through Benjamin Britten’s timeless classic The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra and Leopold Mozart’s fanciful Toy Symphony.
Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. Symphony in C will perform a concert of Vivid Illuminations as the program begins with Alfred Schnittke’s playful Pantomine: Suite for Chamber Orchestra after Mozart’s Fragment. Next, Symphony in C alumnus Anthony McGill will be performing Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto. Mr. McGill is the principal clarinetist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and in 2009 performed at the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Concluding the program will be Strauss’s neoclassical Le Bourgeois gentilhomme: Suite.
A concert of Lyrical Romance on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. begins with the Winner of the 15th Annual Young Composers’ Competition. During its 15 years, this competition has recognized some of the United States’ most successful aspiring young composers, including Dan Coleman, Martin Kennedy, Takuma Itoh, Zhou Tian, Clint Needham and Andrew McPherson. Next, the Symphony welcomes violinist Soovin Kim Mr. Kim has received some of the most prestigious honors in the world including; the Henryk Szeryng Career Award, the Avery Fisher Career Grant, and first prize in the Paganini International Violin Competition. Mr. Kim will perform Tchaikovsky’s demanding Violin Concerto, Op. 35 in D Major. Sibelius’s popular Second Symphony, Op. 43 in D Major brings Symphony in C’s 58th to a close.
Tickets are currently available and range in price from $21 - $48. This program made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Lockheed Martin, Subaru of America, William G. Rohrer Charitable Foundation and New Jersey Cultural Trust. Symphony in C is a member of the South Jersey Cultural Alliance (SJCA).
Symphony in C concerts are wheelchair accessible. Large print programs and brochures and assistive listening devices are available at all season concerts. For more information on Symphony in C go to our website at www.SymphonyinC.org or call 856-963-6683.
About Symphony in C: Symphony in C is one of three professional training orchestras in the United States preparing musicians and conductors who are on the cusp of world-class careers through concert, educational outreach and professional development programs. Performing at the Gordon Theater at Rutgers Camden Center for the Arts in Camden, New Jersey, Symphony in C serves over 90,000 people annually through its critically-acclaimed concert series, educational outreach programs and radio broadcasts. Symphony in C has been designated a Major Arts Institution by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and strives to continue making artistic, educational, and economic impact on a regional, national and global scale.