The Florida Orchestra: 2010/2011 Page 1 PRESS RELEASE RELEASE DATE: EMBARGOED UNTIL: Sunday, February 14, 2010 CONTACT: Sherry Powell, Marketing Director – 727.362.5440 or Henry Adams, Associate Director of Marketing – 727.362.5441 The Florida Orchestra Announces 2010/2011 Masterworks Season Attached to this news release is an outline of the Masterworks series listing the conductors, guest artists, composers, music, dates, times, and theaters. In addition to the full 14-concert Imperial package, smaller packages are available: Intermezzo (10 concerts), Ovation (7 concerts), Fanfare (7 concerts) and Discovery (5 concerts). ST. PETERSBURG, FL -- The Florida Orchestra (TFO) announced the programming today for its 2010/11 Masterworks season under the leadership of Music Director Stefan Sanderling. Commenting on the season, Sanderling said, “I want both the audience and the orchestra to have a remarkable experience in the concert hall. I want it to be a journey of discovery for everyone, whether it is finding something new in a familiar piece by Beethoven or exploring a newer work for the first time. That is why I have included some less familiar works this season. This music can be filled with new experiences and some wonderful surprises for all of us.” Board Chairman Howard Jenkins said, “The Florida Orchestra is fortunate to have someone of Music Director Stefan Sanderling’s talent, vision and artistic stature setting the standard of excellence for our orchestra and providing a series of truly moving experiences for our audience members. Our musicians are especially privileged to benefit from his musical insights and his ever-encouraging approach for them to strive to greater heights and stretch their abilities. Next season promises to be the most extraordinary one the orchestra has presented during my entire association with the organization. Our season includes Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Haydn’s The Creation, Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F, Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Mahler’s Symphony No. 6, Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4, Respighi’s Pines of Rome and violin concertos by both Tchaikovsky and Brahms, all of which are sure to speak to our broad and diverse audience.” The Florida Orchestra: 2010/2011 Page 2 Jenkins added, “We are also very aware of the challenging times that surround us, and are committed to maintaining an affordable experience for our entire community. This is one way we can best serve the Tampa Bay area. Because of this commitment, we are pledging to not raise our ticket prices. They will remain the same as this season’s prices.” With concerts in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater, the Masterworks series is available in packages of 14, 10, 7 and 5 concerts with prices remaining the same as for the current season. Series packages start as low as $90 for the 5-concert Discovery series. Among the various subscriber benefits are savings off the single-ticket cost of the series, free flexible ticket exchanges and a free friend voucher to invite a guest to one of a selection of concerts. All Masterworks subscribers receive a discount off of the single-ticket cost of their series; however, those who choose the 14-concert Imperial series enjoy the largest savings of 20% as well as a waiver of their facility fees, which is an additional savings of $28 per series seat. For information on the 2010/2011 season, call the TFO ticket center at 727.892.3337 or 1.800.662.7286 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Conductors: Florida Orchestra Music Director Stefan Sanderling conducts ten of the fourteen Masterworks programs. Past resident conductor of TFO and current music director of the Omaha Symphony, Thomas Wilkins, returns to conduct the orchestra for the season-opening Masterworks concerts this October in a program of Respighi’s Pines of Rome, Faure’s Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 80: Suite, Borodin’s Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances, Liszt’s Les Préludes (Symphonic Poem No. 3) and the TFO premiere of James Beckel’s Toccata for Orchestra. Three guest conductors will make their TFO debuts. Recent resident conductor of the NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, Jens Georg Bachmann, will conduct a program featuring TFO Principal Bassoonist Anthony Georgeson in Mozart’s Concerto for Bassoon in B-flat major, K. 191, along with Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin, Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Serenade, K.252), and Stravinsky’s Symphony in Three Movements. The Florida Orchestra: 2010/2011 Page 3 Music Director of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Mickelthwate, shares center stage with TFO Principal Second Violinist Sarah Shellman in the TFO premiere of Thomas Ades’ Violin Concerto on a program with Haydn’s Symphony No. 59 in A major (Fire Symphony) and Elgar’s Enigma Variations. To close the season, Music Director of the Rhode Island Philharmonic, Larry Rachleff, conducts a program featuring award-winning violinist Augustin Hadelich in Brahms’ Violin Concerto. Other works include Berlioz’ Béatrice et Bénédict: Overture, Barber’s Adagio for Strings and Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite. Guest Artists: Augustin Hadelich, the gold medalist of the 2006 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, makes his TFO debut with Brahms’ Violin Concerto. Returning guest artists include Lilya Zilberstein in Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3, Peter Rösel in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, Mark Kosower in Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in B minor and Stewart Goodyear in Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F major. Orchestra Concertmaster Jeffrey Multer is the soloist in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. Principal Bassoonist Anthony Georgeson will play Mozart’s Concerto for Bassoon in B-flat major, K. 191, and Principal Second Violinist Sarah Shellman will perform the TFO premiere of Thomas Adès’ Violin Concerto. The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay: The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay will join TFO to perform Haydn’s The Creation as well as a program with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Choral and Schoenberg’s Friede auf Erden (Peace on Earth). A highly select, 110-voice, all-volunteer chorus of singers from the entire Tampa Bay area under the leadership of Interim Artistic Director Dr. Joseph Holt, The Master Chorale has performed and premiered many symphonic choral works under the direction of Jahja Ling, Robert Shaw, John Nelson, Julius Rudel, Founding Music Director Emeritus Robert Summer and Jo-Michael Schiebe. The chorale has also performed abroad at London’s Westminster Cathedral and King’s College Chapel in Cambridge, among other locales. Designated in 1989 as the principal chorus of TFO, some of its most recent performances with the orchestra include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Dvorak’s Requiem, Schubert’s Mass No. 6, Faure’s Requiem, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Verdi’s Requiem, Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Resurrection, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 3, featuring the chorale’s women’s chorus. The Florida Orchestra: 2010/2011 Page 4 Florida Orchestra Premieres Next season’s Masterworks series includes 11 TFO premieres: James Beckel’s Toccata for Orchestra; Luciano Berio’s orchestration of Contrapunctus XIX from Bach’s The Art of Fugue; Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 15 in A major, Op. 141; Arnold Schoenberg’s Friede auf Erden (Peace on Earth) with The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay; a newly commissioned work by Osvaldo Golijov; Sibelius’ En Saga, Op. 9; Thomas Ades’ Violin Concerto; Haydn’s Symphony No. 59 in A major (Fire Symphony) and John Adams’ Doctor Atomic Symphony. In honor of the new Salvador Dalí Museum opening in January 2011, the orchestra will perform a program which includes two TFO premieres: Beethoven’s Die Weihe des Hauses (Consecration of the House), Op. 124: Overture; and Heinz Karl Gruber’s Frankenstein!! A Pan- Demonium for Chansonnier and Ensemble. 1.Opening Night: Pines of Rome - Oct. 8, 9 & 10 Thomas Wilkins returns to The Florida Orchestra to open the Masterworks season in a program with the TFO premiere of James Beckel’s Toccata for Orchestra, Faure’s Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 80: Suite, Borodin’s Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances, Liszt’s Les Préludes (Symphonic Poem No. 3) and Respighi’s Pines of Rome. Thomas Wilkins was appointed music director of the Omaha Symphony in 2005, and he is also the resident conductor of the Detroit Symphony and the principal guest conductor for the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Past positions have included resident conductor of The Florida Orchestra (1994 – 2002) and associate conductor of the Richmond Symphony in Virginia. He served on the music faculties of North Park University in Chicago, University of Tennessee in Chattanooga and Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Wilkins has conducted orchestras throughout the United States, including The Cleveland Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Houston Symphony and the National Symphony in Washington, D.C. He is also a frequent guest conductor of the Baltimore Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony and Philadelphia Orchestra. Recently, he debuted with the Utah Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Rochester Philharmonic and Rhode Island Philharmonic. 2. Haydn’s The Creation – Oct. 22, 23 & 24 Stefan Sanderling conducts The Florida Orchestra and The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay in Haydn’s The Creation. With lyrics adapted from parts of Genesis and Milton’s Paradise Lost, Haydn wrote this work at age 66 in admiration of Handel’s mastery of the oratorio form and as an act of personal piety. The Florida Orchestra: 2010/2011 Page 5 Considered by many to be Haydn’s greatest work, it runs just under two hours. Soprano, tenor and bass vocal soloists are yet to be announced. This work was last performed on the orchestra’s 2002/03 season. 3. Mahler’s Symphony No. 6 - Nov. 5, 6 & 7 Mahler stated that “A symphony must be like a world,” and his sixth symphony certainly reflects that. Pain and pleasure, joy and sorrow, tension and release, and life and death are all part of Mahler’s music. This is Mahler with his powers to excite and even overwhelm an audience. Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas calls the Sixth “an unflinching statement of despair.” Nonetheless, the symphony is exhilarating and cathartic as if Mahler’s all-life-all-emotion embracing spirit is declaring “we must go on.” Stefan Sanderling conducts. This symphony was last performed by TFO on the 1990/91 season. 4. Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – Nov. 19 & 21 Lauded by The Boston Globe for his “flamboyant technique and personality,” Jens Georg Bachmann will lead the orchestra in a program featuring TFO Principal Bassoonist Anthony Georgeson in Mozart’s Concerto for Bassoon in B-flat major, K. 191, and including Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin, Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Serenade, K.252), and Stravinsky’s Symphony in Three Movements. Anthony Georgeson has held the principal bassoon position with The Florida Orchestra since 2007. Prior to that he was awarded a fellowship with the New World Symphony Orchestra in Miami Beach, and was acting principal bassoonist of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra on the 2002/03 season. Georgeson earned his Master of Music degree at The Juilliard School in New York City, studying with Whitney Crockett, and earned his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where he was a student of Kenneth Moses. Georgeson made his solo debut at the age of seventeen performing Weber's Bassoon Concerto with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and has been a featured soloist with the Madison Symphony Orchestra, University of Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra, Concord Chamber Orchestra, and has attended the National Orchestral Institute in College Park, MD. German-born Jens Georg Bachmann recently completed his tenure as resident conductor of the NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, where he served as assistant conductor to Christoph von Dohnányi from 2007 until 2009. Bachman was also the assistant conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 2004 until 2007. The Florida Orchestra: 2010/2011 Page 6 Highlights of recent conducting engagements include the Boston Symphony Orchestra, NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Hamburger Symphoniker, Berliner Symphoniker, Konzerthausorchester in the Konzerthaus Berlin as well as the German state orchestras of Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, Wuppertal and the Philharmonic State Orchestra of Halle (Staatskapelle Halle). In addition orchestral concerts, he served as conductor and assistant conductor at The Metropolitan Opera, where he made his debut conducting The Magic Flute in a national live radio broadcast during the 2006-2007 season, returning on future seasons to The Met to conduct Lucia di Lammermoor and Der Rosenkavalier. Other opera engagements include Stuttgart State Opera, Nürnberg State Opera, Komische Oper Berlin and Berlin State Opera. 5. Dvorak’s Cello Concerto – Dec. 3, 4 & 5 Stefan Sanderling conducts this program, which features Mark Kosower playing Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104 on a program with Brahms’s spirited and youthfully optimistic Serenade No. 1 in D major, Op. 11. Hailed by the Chicago Tribune as “an exceptionally intelligent and sensitive cellist," Mark Kosower has collaborated with many prominent conductors such as James DePriest, Christoph Eschenbach, Joanne Falletta, Erich Kunzel, Nicholas McGegan, Anton Nanut, Gunther Schuller, Gerard Schwarz, Joseph Silverstein, Hugh Wolff and Lothar Zagrosek. In addition to his many orchestra engagements around the world, Kosower has appeared as a recitalist at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, at the Aspen Music Festival, and on the Great Performers Series at Lincoln Center. He has also given solo performances in some of the world’s most prestigious venues, including the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, Frankfurt’s Alte Oper, Berlin’s Komische Oper, the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, the Teatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro, and New York’s Avery Fisher Hall. He has recorded for Delos, Naxos, and VAI, including a recording of the Walton Cello Concerto with James DePreist and the Oregon Symphony. In addition, The Cleveland Orchestra recently named Kosower as its new principal cello, to take effect in July of 2010. Mark Kosower’s last performances with TFO were on 2003/04 season in Victor Herbert’s Cello Concerto No. 2 and on the 2005/06 season in Boccherini’s Cello Concerto No. 6. The Florida Orchestra: 2010/2011 Page 7 6. Hello Dalí - Jan. 14, 15 & 16 In a concert celebrating the opening of the new Salvador Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg (FL) in January 2011, Stefan Sanderling opens this program with the TFO premiere of Beethoven’s Die Weihe des Hauses (Consecration of the House), Op. 124: Overture. From there, the program enters into the domain of the celebrated surrealist and his boundless imagination for seeing the world as no one had done before. The orchestra will perform the TFO premiere of Heinz Karl Gruber’s Frankenstein!! A Pan- Demonium for Chansonnier & Ensemble. Inspired by children’s rhymes by H.C. Hart, the text is delivered in crisp, exaggerated, theatrical diction with a sense of fun and satire and is accompanied by both traditional orchestral instruments and a generous mix of toy instruments. The concert continues with Darius Milhaud’s Le boeuf sur le toit (The Ox on the Roof), a frolicking musical romp that is full of fun with an air of a drunken street fair. With a nod to Dalí’s days in Paris and the surrealist scene in France, the orchestra plays Debussy’s orchestration of Eric Satie’s Gymnopedie Nos. 1 and 2 (originally Nos. 3 & 1 for piano). This concert tribute to Dalí concludes with music by fellow Spaniard Manuel de Falla with his Three-Cornered Hat, Suite No. 2 (Three Dances). 7. Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto – Jan 28, 29 & 30 TFO Concertmaster Jeffrey Multer takes center stage to perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35. Stefan Sanderling conducts this program, which also includes Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 17. Associated with this work is the sobriquet “Little Russian,” which at the time referred to the Ukraine region of Russian and from which Tchaikovsky drew inspiration from traditional folk tunes. Appointed as concertmaster of TFO during the 2005/06 season, Jeffrey Multer also serves as first violinist of the critically acclaimed Elements Quartet, whose New York series was named Best Classical Music Event of 2003 by The Washington Post. He has also appeared as soloist and recitalist at Lincoln Center in New York, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Rudolphinium in Prague, and the Kennedy Center and the National Gallery in Washington, DC. Among his chamber music activities, Multer frequently appears with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. He has served as first violinist of the Oxford String Quartet and as a member of Leon Fleisher’s Kennedy Center Theater Chamber Players. Recent soloist performances with TFO by Jeffrey Multer have included Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto on the 2009/10 season, Berg’s Violin Concerto on the 2008/09 season, and Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 and Mozart’s Duo Concertante for violin and viola with violist Scott Yoo on the 2006/07 season. The Florida Orchestra: 2010/2011 Page 8 8. Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F - Feb 18 & 20 Described by The Cincinnati Post as “a phenomenal pianist,” Stewart Goodyear is the soloist in Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F major. Conducting this program, Stefan Sanderling opens the evening with a new chamber orchestra piece by Osvaldo Golijov, whose category-defying compositions are known for their dynamic blend of such diverse cultural influences as modern tango, Jewish liturgical, East Indian, Romanian Gypsy and klezmer music. The work was commissioned by a consortium of 35 American orchestras, including The Florida Orchestra, to honor orchestra management leader, Henry Fogel, prior long-running president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the League of American Orchestras. This concert concludes with Dvorak’s spirited and joyful Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88. A native of Toronto, Stewart Goodyear has performed with many of the major orchestras of the world, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic and The Cleveland Orchestra. He has worked with such renowned conductors as Christoph Eschenbach, Daniel Barenboim, Michael Tilson Thomas, Sir Andrew Davis, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Andrew Litton, Charles Dutoit, Pinchas Zukerman, JoAnn Falletta, Gerard Schwarz, Peter Oundjian and Miguel Harth-Bedoya, among others. In addition to his talents as a pianist, Goodyear is a composer and frequently performs his own works, including his solo piano work, Variations on “Eleanor Rigby,” which premiered at Lincoln Center in New York in 2000. He is also recognized for his innovation and is one of the rare classical musicians to always improvise his cadenzas when performing concertos from the classical period. Stewart Goodyear’s last appearance with TFO was as the soloist for Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 5 on the 2005/06 season. 9. Beethoven Symphony No. 9 - Feb. 25, 26 & 27 Joined by The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, Stefan Sanderling and the orchestra open this program with the TFO premiere of Arnold Schoenberg’s ethereal hymn for eternal peace, Friede auf Erden (Peace on Earth). The evening concludes with Beethoven’s glorious Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 “Choral,” which was last performed by TFO on the 2006/07 season. Vocal soloists are yet to be announced. The Florida Orchestra: 2010/2011 Page 9 10. Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 – Mar 12 & 14 Stefan Sanderling and the orchestra are joined by acclaimed German pianist Peter Rösel for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58. The program opens with the TFO premiere of Luciano Berio’s orchestration of Contrapunctus XIX from Bach’s The Art of Fugue. In contrast to the more uplifting themes of the above works, the evening concludes with the TFO premiere of Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 15 in A major, Op. 141. This was his final symphony -- dark, haunting and foreboding. The music reflects the experiences of a life spent struggling to survive the horrors and oppression of the Soviet regimes, and a human spirit that struggled to express itself in spite of it all. In addition, the composer had been suffering for some time from a mysterious incapacitating malady affecting both his legs and arms. Of this work, Shostakovich proponent and colleague, conductor Kurt Sanderling said, “I think there is no other work of his as radically horrible and cruel as the Fifteenth Symphony. It's a horrific work about loneliness and death.” One of the most renowned representatives of his generation, pianist Peter Rösel was the first German to win a prize at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Competition and the Montreal Piano Competition. Since then, he has performed on some of the most prestigious international stages in concerts with the New York Philharmonic, The Royal Philharmonic, Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg, Netherlands Philharmonic, Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, Dresdner Philharmonie and Gewandhaus Leipzig. Among his numerous recordings, he has recorded Schumann’s piano concertos with Gewandhausorchester Leipzig under Kurt Masur, and he recorded Beethoven’s piano concertos under Kurt Sanderling and Rachmaninoff’s piano concertos under Claus-Peter Flor, both with the Berliner Sinfonie-Orchester. Rosel’s most recent soloist appearances with TFO include Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini on the 2008/09 season, all five Beethoven piano concertos on the 2006/07 season and Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 on the 2003/04 season. 11. Elgar’s Enigma Variations– Mar. 25 & 27 Lauded by the Los Angeles Times for his “first-rate technique,” music director of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Mickelthwate, makes his TFO guest conducting debut with TFO Principal Second Violinist Sarah Shellman performing the TFO premiere of Thomas Adès’ Violin Concerto (Concentric Paths) on a program opening with the TFO premiere of Haydn’s Symphony No. 59 in A major (Fire Symphony) and closing with Elgar’s Enigma Variations. The Florida Orchestra: 2010/2011 Page 10 Sarah Shellman is currently principal second violin with The Florida Orchestra, having joined the ensemble as a section violinist in 2002. Shellman also serves as concertmaster for the St. Petersburg Opera. During the summer, she performs as a member of the orchestras at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music (Santa Cruz, CA) and the Bellingham Festival of Music (Bellingham, WA). She graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in 1998 with a bachelor's degree in music and the University of Houston in 2000 with a master's degree in music. While living in Houston, she played with the Houston Grand Opera and Houston Ballet. German-born Alexander Mickelthwate is in his third season as music director of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. Prior to that, he served a three-year tenure as associate conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic as well as one year as assistant conductor at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. His many guest conducting engagements include the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, NDR Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Nurnberg Symphony, Hamburg Symphony, Orchestre Phillharmonique de Monte Carlo, Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony, Houston Symphony, Baltimore Symphony and Dallas Symphony. 12. Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 – Apr. 15, 16 & 17 The orchestra and conductor Stefan Sanderling share the stage with pianist Lilya Zilberstein in Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30. The program also features the highly evocative and atmospheric music of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, including the TFO premiere of his early tone poem, En Saga, Op. 9, and his final symphony, Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 105, full of rich colors and majestic themes developed in one sweeping seamless movement. Since winning First Prize in the 1987 Busoni International Piano Competition, Lilya Zilberstein has established herself as one of the finest pianists in the world with concert engagements with such respected orchestras as the Chicago Symphony, Montreal Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Quebec Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony and Saint Louis Symphony, to name a few. In Europe and Asia, engagements include the Berlin Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic, Dresden Staatskapelle, Helsinki Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus, London Symphony, Moscow Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, La Scala Orchestra, Taipei Symphony and the Vienna Symphony. Festival engagements include Lugano, Peninsula, Chautauqua and Mostly Mozart. Zilberstein has made numerous recordings for Deutsche Grammophon: Rachmaninoff’s second and third concertos with Claudio Abbado and the Berlin Philharmonic, the Grieg Concerto with Neeme Järvi and the Göteborg Symphony, as well as solo works of Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, Mussorgsky, Liszt, Schubert, Brahms, The Florida Orchestra: 2010/2011 Page 11 Debussy, Ravel and Chopin. Zilberstein’s most recent performances with TFO were in Rachmaninoff’s second and fourth piano concertos on the 2004/05 season. 13. Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4, Romantic - May 13, 14 & 15 Stefan Sanderling conducts this program of symphonic opposites. The opening work is the TFO premiere of John Adams’ Doctor Atomic Symphony, which is a distillation of materials from his opera of the same name, about the making of the atomic bomb and our anxieties and fears about the devastating potential found in a world of weapons of mass destruction. Adams says, “The atomic bomb… is the all-time American symbol of our darkest mythology…power, technology, science…and the ability to destroy the planet.” Juxtaposed to the Adams work and as if to restore one’s hope in the future, this is followed by Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4, “Romantic,” with its joyful dance-like motifs, luscious colors, playful melodies and emphatically triumphant symphonic exultations. 14. Brahms Violin Concerto - May 27 & 28 Making his TFO guest conducting debut, music director of the Rhode Island Philharmonic, Larry Rachleff, is joined by award-winning violinist Augustin Hadelich, who is making his TFO debut with Brahms’ Violin Concerto . The program of also includes Berlioz’ Béatrice et Bénédict: Overture, Barber’s Adagio for Strings and Stravinsky’s Pulcinella: Suite. Singled out by The New York Times as a “brilliant violinist,” Augustin Hadelich has established himself as a rising star among the new generation of violinists, being the winner of the 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant and gold medalist of the 2006 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. As first‐prize winner of that competition, he plays on the 1683 ex‐Gingold Stradivari violin. Recent debuts include The Cleveland Orchestra, Colorado Symphony, Houston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Pacific Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Tokyo Symphony, and recitals at Kioi Hall (Tokyo), Clark Memorial Library (Los Angeles), the La Jolla Music Society, and Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Hadelich made his Carnegie Hall orchestral debut in January 2008, performing the Brahms Double Concerto with cellist Alban Gerhardt under the baton of Miguel Harth‐Bedoya with Fort Worth Symphony. He has collaborated with such renowned conductors as Miguel Harth‐Bedoya, Günther Herbig, Justin Brown, Yakov Kreizberg, Hannu Lintu, Christof Perick, Christoph Poppen, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Stefan Sanderling, Michael Stern and Mario Venzago. Now celebrating his twelfth season as music director of the Rhode Island Philharmonic, Larry Rachleff also serves as director of orchestras and the Walter Kris Hubert chair at Rice University’s The Florida Orchestra: 2010/2011 Page 12 Shepherd School of Music in Houston. Singled out by the Chicago Tribune as “A take-charge maestro who invests everything he conducts with deep musical understanding,” he is in constant demand as a guest conductor. Recent and upcoming engagements include the Utah Symphony, Houston Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic and Toledo Symphony. Summer festival engagements include Tanglewood, Aspen, Interlochen, Brevard Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, Opera Theatre of Lucca, Italy and the Grand Teton Music Festival. In 1993, he was selected as one of four American conductors to lead The Cleveland Orchestra at Carnegie Hall under the mentorship of Pierre Boulez. Pre-Concert Conversations All of the Masterworks concerts offer pre-concert conversations in each hall beginning one hour before curtain time. To provide audience members with a more enjoyable concert experience, Music Director Stefan Sanderling and other musical guests talk about the personalities and circumstances behind the music as well as share fun and informative insights and anecdotes related to each program. ### NOTE: Photographs, biographies and press reviews of guest artists are available upon request. Attached – Addenda to Masterworks News Release: This includes the 2010/2011 season summary of Masterworks programs and series breakouts, subscription prices and additional ticket information. All programs, halls, dates and artists are subject to change. The Florida Orchestra makes every effort to notify ticket holders in the event of a change. In addition to the 14-concert Masterworks series, The Florida Orchestra presents an 8-concert Raymond James Pops series, which is also performed in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater. There is also the 7-concert Coffee Concert series in St. Petersburg and a new 3-concert Coffee Concert series in Clearwater, debuting on the 2010/11 season. Furthermore, there are a variety of free Pops in the Parks Concerts performed in parks around the Tampa Bay area and the Progress Energy Youth Concerts program reaching 30,000 4th and 5th graders annually.
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