Date - February 25, 2018
3:00 pm until 5:00 pm
The Palace Theatre
61 Atlantic Street
Stamford, Connecticut, 06901
The third concert in the New Maestro Series with the Stamford Symphony will feature Guest Maestro David Lockington, and will feature cellist Joshua Roman. The Stamford Symphony has generously offered two tickets to match our two tickets for each weekend (a $61 value per ticket) so the first four members to respond may enjoy this performance, free of charge – a Cultural Pursuit member benefit.
After the performance, members are invited to have dinner at a nearby restaurant, details will be added closer to the date.
Kindly RSVP to Laura by Saturday, February 24th.
Here are the dates for the remaining performances:
- Haydn, Mendelssohn & Schumann – Guest Maestro: Paul Watkins – Sunday, March 18, 3pm
- Tchaikovsky & Saint-Saens – Guest Maestro: Rei Hotoda – Sunday, April 22, 3pm
From the website: stamfordsymphony.org
FEBRUARY 25TH PROGRAM
Copland Music for the Theatre
Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor
Joshua Roman, cello
Popper Hungarian Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra
Joshua Roman, cello
Haydn Symphony No. 22 in E-flat Major
Brahms Haydn Variations
Lockington Ceremonial Fantasy Fanfare
MEET DAVID LOCKINGTON
Over the past thirty years, David Lockington has developed an impressive conducting career in the United States. A native of Great Britain, he served as the Music Director of the Grand Rapids Symphony from January 1999 to May 2015, and is currently the orchestra’s Conductor Laureate. He has held the position of Music Director with the Modesto Symphony since May 2007 and in March 2013, Mr. Lockington was appointed Music Director of the Pasadena Symphony. He has a close relationship with the Orquesta Sinfonica del Principado de Asturias in Spain, where he was the orchestra’s Principal Guest Conductor from 2012 through 2016, and in the 15/16 season was named one of three Artistic Partners with the Northwest Sinfonietta in Tacoma, Washington.
Meet Joshua Roman
“A cellist of extraordinary technical and musical gifts.”
—San Francisco Chronicle
Joshua Roman has earned an international reputation for his wide-ranging repertoire, a commitment to communicating the essence of music in visionary ways, artistic leadership and versatility. As well as being a celebrated performer, he is recognized as an accomplished composer and curator, and was named a TED Senior Fellow in 2015.
ABOUT STAMFORD SYMPHONY
Originally formed in 1919, the Stamford Symphony thrived under the leadership of Clayton Hotchkiss, Music Director of the Stamford Public Schools, until after WWII, when many of its musicians returned to their homelands. The Stamford Symphony was reborn in 1967, and has since grown to become an integral part of the cultural life in Fairfield County. Skitch Henderson’s appointment as Music Director in 1974 marked the turning point when the Stamford Symphony became a fully professional organization. In 1980, Roger Nierenberg was named Music Director. He spent the next 24 years recruiting top musicians from the New York metro area and crafting a balanced ensemble of remarkable versatility. Maestro Nierenberg expanded the Orchestra Classics Series and created new music and education programs, developing the Stamford Symphony as a valuable classical music resource for Stamford and its surrounding communities.
Stamford Symphony is currently conducting a Music Director Search. Guest Maestros will join Stamford Symphony in the 2017-2018 Season. A new Music Director is to be announced for the 2018-2019 Season.
All photos courtesy of Stamford Symphony