July 10, 2013

 For Immediate Release

2013-2014 Concert Series

            Central Michigan University’s School of Music announces its 2013-2014 concert series with a glimpse at this year’s notable guest artists from all over the world.

            Concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 1999, violinist Robert Chen opens the Guest Artist portion of our concert season as our Chamichian Endowed Artist for 2013. In addition to his distinguished leadership of CSO, Mr. Chen has been featured as soloist with Daniel Barenboim, Pierre Boulez, Bernard Haitink, Christoph Eschenbach, Charles Dutoit, Ton Koopman, and James Colon. An avid chamber musician, Mr. Chen has performed with Daniel Barenboim, Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, Yo-Yo Ma, Lang Lang, Emanuel Ax, Lynn Harrell, János Starker, and many more. Thursday, September 12 @ 8 p.m.   

Recognized for their fresh, energetic, and interactive performances, the Arabesque Winds were awarded the Grand Prize at the 2008 International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition in what the judges described as "an astounding performance" at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall.  At a recent performance at the Kennedy Center, the ensemble “played with skill and depth beyond their years,” (Washington Post) “but it was the unanimity of their ensemble phrasing that took the breath away.” Tuesday, November 26 @ 8 p.m.

Daniel Weeks is one of America’s leading tenors, and enjoys a rich performing career as a recitalist, in opera, and as a soloist with orchestras. He recently sang Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the National Chorale, Handel’s Messiah with the Indianapolis Symphony, Bach’s Magnificat with the Houston Symphony, and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass at Carnegie Hall with John Rutter.  Mr. Weeks has sung with opera companies including the Cincinnati Opera, Florentine Opera, Austin Lyric Opera, Kentucky Opera, Nevada Opera, and San Francisco’s Western Opera Theater among others.  As a concert performer, the symphonies he has performed with include the Houston Symphony, the Dallas Symphony, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Cincinnati Symphony, and the Columbus Symphony.  Thursday, January 23 @ 8 p.m.

German-born pianist Andreas Klein brings his compelling command of tonal colors and imaginative interpretations to CMU.  The New York Times declares him "A fascinating artist with all the indispensable qualities: temperament, taste, touch, tone, the four Ts of pianism."  Mr. Klein's career as orchestra soloist and recitalist has taken him to the world's most prestigious venues from London's Wigmore Hall, Berlin's Philharmonic Hall, New York's Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall, to Washington DC's Kennedy Center. Tuesday, January 28 @ 8 p.m.

Russian trumpeter Vladislav Lavrik is one of the most talented musicians of his generation and a rising young conductor. Recognized for achievements in both classical and jazz music, at 20 he was appointed principal trumpet of the Russian National Orchestra, the youngest person to ever hold a principal chair in the orchestra. In addition, Mr. Lavrik appears frequently as guest soloist with orchestras and ensembles such as Yuri Bashmet’s Moscow Soloists, Constantine Orbelian’s Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Alexander Rudin’s Musica Viva and the Philharmonic Orchestras of Samara, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk and Krasnoyarsk. In 2012 Mr. Lavrik was the featured soloist in Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 with Bashmet’s Moscow Soloists. Under Bashmet in 2008, he performed Dmitri Shostakovich’s Concerto No. 1 for Piano, Trumpet and String Orchestra with Yefim Bronfman in the Great Hall of the Moscow State Conservatory. Tuesday, March 25 @ 8 p.m.

For more concert information, go to the School of Music events page. 


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School of Music

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