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|The North Carolina Symphony Pairs Conductor Hugh Wolff, Cellist Daniel Mueller-Schott|
|Posted: November 04, 2008|
Munich-born cellist Daniel Mueller Schott and American conductor Hugh Wolff perform with the North Carolina Symphony on November 20, 2008 in Kenan Auditorium on the UNC-Wilmington campus and on November 21 &22 in Meymandi Concert Hall at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh. All the performances begin at 8pm.
Considered one of the finest cellists in the world today, Mueller-Schott electrifies audiences everywhere with his cool passion and technical brilliance. His imaginative interpretations and deep commitment to the music makes him a highly sought-after soloist; he has appearances with the world’s great orchestras to his credit, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, the New York Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris and the Berlin Symphony, among many others.
Mueller-Schott will perform Dvorák’s inimitable Cello Concerto in B minor, arguably the gold standard work written for this instrument. Cellists agree that it may be the greatest cello concerto of all, one that is attempted only by the most brilliant and virtuosic players.
Born in Paris of American parents, Hugh Wolff is counted among the leading conductors of his generation. Beginning his career as Associate Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra under Rostropovich, he also served as Music Director of the New Jersey Symphony, Principal Conductor and then Music Director of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and Principal Conductor of the Frankfort Radio Symphony Orchestra. The New York Times praises his “effortlessly polished sound” and “impeccable taste.”
Wolff’s program also includes Steven Mackey’s delightful Turn the Key, an exploration of sound and space, commissioned for the Carnival Performing Arts Center in Miami. Schumann’s warm, witty and affirming Symphony No. 2 will end the concert on a grace note.
For tickets and more information call the box office at 919.733.2750, Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm.
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