CONNOISSEUR CONCERT 1 - December 6, 2015 at 3 P.M.
"GYPSY AIRS"
Alastair Willis, Guest Conductor
Charles Wetherbee, Violin Soloist

Program
KODÁLY Dances of Galánta
MOZART Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major,
K. 219, “Turkish”
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7 in A major, op. 92

Grammy-nominated conductor Alastair Willis is currently Music Director of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra and Associate Conductor of the Seattle Symphony. He has guest-conducted orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, China National Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Qatar Philharmonic, and Silk Road Ensemble with Yo Yo Ma, among many others.

Violinist Charles Wetherbee brings a wealth of experience from his varied career as a soloist, chamber musician, concertmaster, and teacher. He made his debut as soloist with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of six, and since then he has performed throughout the world with orchestras and the Carpe Diem String Quartet. The Washington Post calls Wetherbee “a consummate artist . . . with flawless technique.”

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Individual tickets will be available for online purchase until 11:00 am concert day. Tickets purchased on-line less than one week prior to the concert date will be held for pick up at the "Will Call" table, prior to the concert. Tickets can be purchased at the box office on concert day. Box office opens at 1:00 pm.

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Alastair Willis

Charles Wetherbee


CONNOISSEUR CONCERT 2 - January 10, 2016 at 3 P.M.
"Celebrate the Seasons"
David Kim, Guest Conductor & Violin Soloist
John Dee, Oboe Soloist

Program
BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
PACHELBEL Canon
BACH Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C minor
PIAZZOLLA The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 2

Violinist and conductor David Kim, concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra since 1999, performs as soloist with the orchestra each year. Recent career highlights include a visiting professorship at the University of Texas, a return as concertmaster of the All-Star Orchestra in New York City and on PBS stations across the USA, and recitals and solo appearances in the United States and Korea.

Educator, John Dee, Professor of Oboe at the University of Illinois, was principal oboe of the Florida Philharmonic and Florida Grand Opera for more than twenty years.  In addition to working with conductors including Carlo Maria Giulini, Claudio Abbado, Georg Solti, and James Levine, he has collaborated with artists ranging from Cecilia Bartoli and Yo-Yo Ma to Frank Sinatra and Wynton Marsalis.

 

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David Kim

John Dee


CONNOISSEUR Concert 3 - February 7, 2016 at 3 P.M.
"From Paris to Prague"
Alexander Platt, Guest Conductor
Alexandre Moutouzkine, Piano Soloist

Program
COPLAND Music for the Theatre
POULENC Aubade, Concerto choréographique
FAURÉ Ballade for Piano and Orchestra, op. 19
MOZART Symphony No. 38 in D major, K. 504, “Prague”

Alexander Platt is Music Director of the Wisconsin Philharmonic, Marion Indiana Philharmonic, La Crosse Symphony Orchestra in Wisconsin, Grand Forks Symphony in North Dakota, and the Maverick Concerts in Woodstock, New York during the summer months. For three seasons, he served as The Symphonia’s Principal Conductor and spent twelve seasons as Resident Conductor of the Chicago Opera Theater.

Alexandre Moutouzkine, Russian-born pianist, was the winner of the St. Petersburg International Piano Competition at the age of fourteen, and he has continued to win top prizes in competitions. His playing has been praised as “inspired” as well as “technically dazzling.” He has performed with major orchestras throughout Germany, France, Spain, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Italy, and North and South America.

 


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Alexander Platt
Alexandre Moutouzkine


CONNOISSEUR Concert 4 - March 20, 2016 at 3 P.M.
"A Tribute to the Masters"
Gerard Schwarz, Guest Conductor
Misha Dichter, Piano Soloist

Program
BEETHOVEN Coriolan Overture, op. 62
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, op. 15
IVES The Unanswered Question
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 4 in A major,
op. 90, “Italian”

Gerard Schwarz is recognized for his moving performances, innovative programming and extensive catalog of recordings.  He serves as Music Director of the All Star Orchestra and the Eastern Music Festival and Conductor Laureate of the Seattle Symphony. He has held leadership positions with the Mostly Mozart Festival, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and New York Chamber Symphony.

Pianist Misha Dichter, now in the fifth decade of his illustrious career, has appeared with virtually all of the world's major orchestras. His critically-acclaimed recordings for Philips, RCA, MusicMasters, and Koch Classics illustrate the wide scope of his musical interests, which range from Mozart to Gershwin. He frequently performs with his wife, Cipa Dichter, in duo-piano recitals and concertos.

 

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Gerard Schwarz

Misha Dichter


A Gift For Our Audience: Pre-Concert Conversations

Please join us for our Pre-Concert Conversation at 2 p.m. (prior to the 3 p.m. concert) designed to enhance your concert going experience!

Roberts Theater at Saint Andrew’s School

Spend 30 minutes listening to and participating in a fascinating, informative and fun discussion about the composer and the music that will be performed at the concert that day. This conversation will be lead by either the Maestro of the concert or a Guest Speaker.

Your questions will be welcome throughout this discussion.

Ticketing Information:
Tickets available for online purchase until 11:00 am concert day. Tickets purchased on-line less than one week prior to the concert date will be held for pick up at the "Will Call" table, prior to the concert. Tickets can be purchased at the box office on concert day. Box office opens at 1:00 pm.

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Concerts begin at 3 pm

Concert Venue:
The Roberts Theatre at Andrews Hall
Center for the Performing Arts at Saint Andrew’s School
3900 Jog Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33434


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