Boca Symphonia continues Stein series performances
February 12, 2007
By Staff Reports
The critically acclaimed Boca Raton Philharmonic Symphonia, now in its second year, will present its next Edith and Martin B. Stein Connoisseur Series concert Sunday, Feb. 18 at 2:30 p.m. at The Roberts Theater at Saint Andrew’s School, 3900 Jog Road, Boca Raton.
Tickets are now on sale for the performance that features Mozart’s Magic Flute Overture, Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 (Pastorale).
The Boca Raton Symphonia’s guest conductor for this performance is Scott Yoo -- the music director of the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival and the Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra, an ensemble he co-founded in 1993.
He also holds the title of artistic collaborator with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and he frequently performs at chamber music festivals throughout the country.
The guest artist for concert is cello soloist Bion Tsang, who has garnered international recognition as one of the outstanding instrumentalists of his generation. He made his professional debut at the age of 11 with Zubin Mehta and the New York Philharmonic.
Among his honors and awards are the Artists International Award, the VIII International Tchaikovsky Competition Prize and the Gregor Piatigorsky Memorial Prize. He was the youngest cellist to receive this award.
Single tickets are priced at $35 and $45. For ticket information, call 1-888-426-5577 or 561-376-3848.
In 2004, Marshall Turkin, former executive director of major American orchestras, and Martin Coyne, a former chairman of the board of the Florida Philharmonic, conceived the idea for the Symphonia. The orchestra is a chamber-size one so that the Boca Raton area might readily afford to maintain it economically.
The Symphonia’s Young People’s Concerts and in-school activities have become an integral part of the founders’ mission.
John Johnston can be reached at 561-549-0833, or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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