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Nov 14, 2014 @ 7:30PM
Wolfgang at the Gates
About This Performance
Local phenomenon Julian Schwarz returns to our stage for a reprise performance of Samuel Jones’ cello concerto (premiered by Julian himself)! We will also celebrate the 300th birthday of the great Viennese composer Christoph Gluck with music from Orfeo ed Euridice, and conclude with Mozart’s magnificent “Paris” Symphony No 31.
YOUTZ Wolfgang at the Gates, World Premiere
JONES Cello Concerto
Julian Schwarz, cello
GLUCK From Orfeo ed Euridice: Overture, Dance of the Blessed Spirits, Dance of the Furies
MOZART Symphony No. 31 in D, K. 297 “Paris”
About the Soloist
Born in Seattle into a musical family, cellist Julian Schwarz is already being recognized as a cellist destined to rank among the finest of the 21st century.
Mr. Schwarz made his orchestral debut at the age of 11 playing the Saint-Saens Concerto No. 1 with the Seattle Symphony and his father, Gerard Schwarz, on the podium. Since then, he has appeared as soloist with many of the Seattle area orchestras and in the winter of 2010 was one of the featured soloists on an extensive US tour with the Moscow State Radio Symphony Orchestra, performing 13 concerts on the East and West coasts.
Recent and upcoming performance highlights include concerto appearances with the Seattle, San Diego, Puerto Rico, Columbus (OH), Syracuse, Virginia, Hartford, Sarasota, Grand Rapids, Omaha, Wichita and Modesto symphonies and the NW Sinfonietta among others, as well as recitals at the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico and in Palm Springs.
In August 2012, Julian Schwarz recorded the Samuel Jones Cello Concerto, which was written for him, with the newly formed All Star Orchestra, founded by Gerard Schwarz. The All Star Orchestra, comprised of orchestral musicians from major American orchestras, taped eight programs at that time, all of which will be broadcast on public television in the fall of 2013 and then issued on DVD’s by Naxos. Mr. Schwarz’s previous recordings for Naxos include In Memoriam for the Music of Remembrance series and the Saint-Saens No. 1 and Haydn C Major cello concertos with the Seattle Symphony.
When & Where
Nov 14, 2014 @ 7:30PM - Nov 14, 2014 @ 9:30PM
200 University Street
Seattle, WA 98101