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|Upcoming Concert to Feature Guest Conductor Stefan Sanderling and Pianist Marc-André Hamelin|
|Posted: March 03, 2009|
Pianist Mark-André Hamelin will perform with the North Carolina Symphony in a series of concerts in March. Along with guest conductor Stefan Sanderling, Hamelin and the orchestra will make appearances on March 19 in Memorial Hall on the UNC campus in Chapel Hill, and on March 20 & 21 in Meymandi Concert Hall at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh. All performances begin at 8pm.
Internationally renowned for his musical virtuosity and refined pianism, Montreal native Mark-André Hamelin has earned legendary status as a true avatar of the piano. New Yorker music critic and author of The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, says “Hamelin’s legend will grow—right now there is no one like him.”
Long known for his matchless exploration of unfamiliar pianistic terrain, Mr. Hamelin is also recognized for the originality and technical brilliance of his performances of the classic repertoire. He will play Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor, a work which will also feature the Symphony’s gifted principal trumpet, Paul Randall.
Stefan Sanderling, Music Director of the Florida Orchestra as well as Principal Conductor of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, has quickly risen to the top of the young generation of German conductors since his debut at the 1989 Tanglewood Summer Music Festival. In October 2005, his most recent appearance with the North Carolina Symphony, Raleigh News and Observer music writer Roy Dicks praised “Sanderling’s warmly supportive conducting” and noted the orchestra’s “fierce involvement and intense focus” under his direction.
Also on this all-Russian program is Kikimora, Legend for Orchestra, written by Anatoly Liadov for an unfinished opera about a phantom that is brought up by a sorceress in the mountain. Finishing out the evening will be Tchaikovsky’s emotional and poignant Symphony No. 4.
For tickets and more information, please visit the North Carolina Symphony website at www.ncsymphony.org or call Audience Services at 919.733.2750, Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm.
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