Date - April 22, 2018
3:00 pm until 5:00 pm
The Palace Theatre
61 Atlantic Street
Stamford, Connecticut, 06901
The fifth and final concert in the New Maestro Series with the Stamford Symphony will feature Guest Maestro Rei Hotoda, and will feature pianist Cecile Licad. 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, April 21.
From the website: stamfordsymphony.org
APRIL 22ND PROGRAM
Fung String Sinfonietta
Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor
Cecile Licad, piano
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E minor
MEET REI HOTODA
Rei Hotoda is rapidly becoming one of America’s most sought after and dynamic artists. She has appeared as a guest conductor with many of today’s leading ensembles, including the Symphony Orchestras of Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Edmonton, Fort Worth, Jacksonville, Utah, Toronto, and Winnipeg, as well as the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and the Colorado and the St. Louis Symphonies, among others.
Guest conducting debuts, return appearances, education outreach, and programs that feature wide-ranging repertoire, outline Ms. Hotoda’s 2016-17 season. She continues her tenure with the Utah Symphony Orchestra as their Associate Conductor and will lead the ensemble in a myriad of concerts that showcase her artistic diversity. Ms. Hotoda’s guest conducting debuts with the Fresno Philharmonic, Toledo Symphony Orchestra, San Luis Obispo Symphony Orchestra, and Symphony Nova Scotia and return to the Thunder Bay Symphony punctuate her 2016-17 season.
Meet Cecile Licad
Called “a pianist’s pianist” by The New Yorker, Cecile Licad’s artistry is a blend of daring musical instinct and superb training. Her natural talent was honed at the Curtis Institute of Music by three of the greatest performer/pedagogues of our time: Rudolf Serkin, Seymour Lipkin and Mieczyslaw Horszowski. Licad’s large repertoire as an orchestral soloist spans the Classical works of Mozart and Beethoven, the Romantic literature of Brahms, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Schumann and Rachmaninoff, and on to the 20th century compositions of Debussy, Ravel, Shostakovich, Prokofiev and Bartok.
Feature photo of Cecile Licad by Sarah Black
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