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Spokane Symphony Classics: Opening Night Romance

Spokane Symphony Classics: Opening Night Romance

ECKART PREU, CONDUCTOR
JESSICA LEE, VIOLIN
PETER STUMPF, CELLO

Don't miss the 2017-2018 Season opener, featuring Zemlinsky’s highly romantic work, The Mermaid, a beautiful orchestrated rendition of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale. Rising star Jessica Lee, violin, and Peter Stumpf, former principal cellist of the L.A. Philharmonic, will dazzle in Brahms’ Concerto for Violin and Cello. Strauss’ delightful Blue Danube Waltz has become an unofficial Austrian anthem. 

THE MUSIC

Alexander von Zemlinsky ● The Mermaid

Johannes Brahms ● Concerto for Violin and Cello

Johann Strauss II ● Blue Danube Waltz

THE GUEST ARTISTS

Jessica Lee, violin

Hailed by the Myrtle Beach Herald as “a soloist which one should make a special effort to hear, wherever she plays”, violinist Jessica Lee, the Grand Prize Winner of the 2005 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, was featured in the “Launch Pad” column of The Strad as the magazine’s “pick of up-and-coming musicians”.  Describing her recital on the Ravinia Rising Stars series, the Chicago Tribune said: “...Lee's breathtaking dexterity should enchant anyone within hearing distance.” ● Jessica Lee's website 

“…her strength: flawless intonation, a vibrato that is extraordinary sensitive to the emotional range of the music, and a sweet tone that is a pleasure to experience.”  — Robert Moon, Audiophile Audition

Peter Stumpf, cello

Peter Stumpf was principal cello of the Los Angeles Philharmonic from 2002-12 and currently teaches at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music.  Bringing his "faultless technique and panache" (Symphony Orchestra Reviews) to each performance, Mr. Stumpf has also been a chamber music partner of the Emerson String Quartet and such eminent artists as Emanuel Ax, Wolfgang Sawallisch and Mitsuko Uchida. Mr. Stumpf is also a member of the Johannes Quartet and has appeared as a soloist with the Boston Symphony, the Virginia Symphony and the Aspen Festival Orchestra. ● Peter Stumpf's bio 

"Praised for his "faultless technique and panache"  — Symphony Orchestra Reviews 

Peter Stumpf will be giving a masterclass on Friday, September 8 at 3 pm.

TICKET INFORMATION

This concert is available individually or as part of a Classics or Take-5 subscription. Both individual and season tickets may be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague Avenue, or by calling 509-624-1200. They are also available online and at all TicketsWest outlets.  ● BUY INDIVIDUAL TICKETS  ● BUY SEASON TICKETS

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