April 6, 2024

7:30 pm

Venue: The Avalon Theater

Guest Cellist: Mark Kosower

Louise Farrenc – Overture No. 3, op. 24, Eb major
Daniel Perttu – Newly Commissioned Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
Antonin Dvorak – Symphony No. 8, op. 88, G major

Sat | April 6, 2024 | 7:30pm
Sun | April 7, 2024 | 3:00pm

Join us as we say “Hello Cello!” at our 5th Classics Concert of our 45th season. Classical greets contemporary beginning with Louise Farrenc’s Overture No. 3, op. 24, in Eb major, where we greet the brilliance of this female composer’s unique contribution. Next we salute a world premiere of Daniel Perttu’s innovative cello concerto, when. Celebrated cellist Mark Kosower, joins the orchestra on stage.

We are honored to introduce you to Daniel Perttu, The Chair of the School of Music at Westminster College and creative force behind the Hello Cello concerto. His music has been performed on four continents and in 40 U.S. states. Daniel’s musical language paints intricate melodies and compelling narratives, showcasing a deep understanding of the orchestral landscape.

Mark Kosower, our stellar cello soloist, hails with unmatched artistry and passion as the principal cello of the Cleveland Orchestra, having graced prestigious stages worldwide as a recital and concerto soloist. Mark’s introduction to the cello began at the young age of one and a half with his father, the principal cello of the Cleveland Orchestra and led him to study cello at Indiana University and Julliard.

Together, Perttu’s composition and Kosower’s artistry provide a unique and unforgettable collaboration, making this concert a perfect addition to our bold 45th season.

The evening concludes with a resounding salutation to Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8, op. 88, in G major, a masterpiece capturing the essence of the Romantic era. This symphony, rich in melody and emotional depth, serves as a fitting conclusion to an evening dedicated to musical firsts. Join us in saying hello to our 45th season, where classical meets the contemporary in Hello Cello!

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