Date - November 5, 2017
3:00 pm until 5:00 pm
The Palace Theatre
61 Atlantic Street
Stamford, Connecticut, 06901
The second concert in the New Maestro Series with the Stamford Symphony will feature Guest Maestro Daniel Hege. 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 can enjoy a memorable performance, free of charge – a Cultural Pursuit member benefit. Here are the dates for the remaining performances:
- Brahms, Copland & Saint-Saens – Guest Maestro: David Lockington – Sunday, February 25, 3pm
- Haydn, Mendelssohn & Schumann – Guest Maestro: Paul Watkins – Sunday, March 18, 3pm
- Tchaikovsky & Saint-Saens – Guest Maestro: Rei Hotoda – Sunday, April 22, 3pm
Kindly RSVP to Laura by Saturday, November 4th.
From the website: stamfordsymphony.org
NOVEMBER 5TH PROGRAM
Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 5
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major
Orion Weiss, piano
Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin
Stravinsky Firebird: Suite (1919)
Meet Daniel Hege
Daniel Hege is widely recognized as one of America’s finest conductors, earning critical acclaim for his fresh interpretations of the standard repertoire and for his commitment to creative programming. He served for eleven seasons as the Music Director of the Syracuse Symphony and in June 2009, was appointed Music Director of the Wichita Symphony. In addition, as of the 15/16 season, he is the Principal Guest Conductor of the Tulsa Symphony, and during the 16/17 season will serve as the Principal Guest Conductor of the Binghamton (NY) Philharmonic. Learn More …
Meet Orion Weiss
One of the most sought-after soloists in his generation of young American musicians, the pianist Orion Weiss has performed with the major American orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and New York Philharmonic. His deeply felt and exceptionally crafted performances go far beyond his technical mastery and have won him worldwide acclaim.
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.
Eckart Preu was chosen as the Stamford Symphony’s new Music Director in October 2005, following an international search that attracted more than 250 applicants. Maestro Preu has remained faithful to the Stamford Symphony’s tradition of musicianship and professionalism, while taking a fresh, fun approach to programming and performance that appeals to both inveterate concertgoers and newcomers to classical music. Eckart Preu has concluded his final Season with Stamford Symphony in 2017.
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