Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
Ever since its founding in 1987 by Leonard Bernstein, the international Orchestral Academy of the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival has enjoyed a superb reputation world-wide. Comprised of the world’s finest young musicians under the age of 27, who are hand-picked through a rigorous auditioning progress and who work with experienced teachers from the Berlin Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, and other notable conductors and musicians, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra makes its North American debut with this tour, which also features the inimitable pianist Lang Lang as soloist. Heralded as the “biggest, most exciting keyboard talent encountered in many years” by the Chicago Tribune, 26-year-old Lang Lang was seen by over 5 billion people in August, 2008 when he performed in Beijing’s opening ceremony for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, where he was seen as a symbol of the youth and future of China.
· Prokofiev : Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25 (“Classical”) (1917)
· Prokofiev : Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26 (1917-21)
· Brahms : Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73 (1877)
Presented by the University Musical Society, www.ums.org.
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Added by umsmarket on July 24, 2009