Posted on February 2, 2009
Here is an excerpt from an article in the Winston-Salem Journal by Ken Keuffel about concerts this weekend in which I will perform as soloist. On the program is Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante and Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra. Read the entire article.
No fewer than six symphony musicians have been engaged as concerto soloists during a program titled “Orchestral Headliners.” Robert Moody, the symphony’s music director, will share conducting duties with Matthew Troy, the symphony’s recently appointed assistant conductor and education director. “I want to remind people of how strong the members of the Winston-Salem Symphony are and what really high level of player we’ve got here,” Moody said. In addition to the “Classics” concerts, an abridged version of “Orchestral Headliners” will be presented Saturday at the Stevens Center, kicking off the four-concert “Kicked-Back Classics” series.
Bassoonist Rose played in the Puerto Rico Symphony before moving here this fall to teach at the UNC School of the Arts. He has performed several concertos in recent years. Those works were for one soloist only, whereas Sinfonia concertante will engage four soloists.
“This is a lot of fun because we get to collaborate,” Rose said. “We get to collaborate on how we want the music to sound. (As a lone soloist), you make decisions by yourself.”
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