Williams Classics Concerts

October 16, 2010   Maureen and Sarah O’Boyle, violinist
Signature Symphony concertmistress Maureen O’Boyle and her sister, Sarah O’Boyle are the featured violinist for the Bach Double Violin Concerto.  Maureen and Sara, whose mother is a renowned Suzuki instructor, are two of a family of string-playing O’Boyle siblings-all of who have played with symphonies cross the United States.  It is a pleasure to present them together in the Signature Symphony classics.

Symphony No. 1, Op. 25, D major - Prokofiev
Double Violin Concerto in D minor – Bach
Symphony No. 104 (London) in D major – Hayden

Dr. Barry Epperley, Conductor

November 6, 2010   Kevin Kenner, pianist
Winner  of the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw and the bronze medalist at the Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow, Kevin Kenner was the first American pianist to win prizes in both as well as in the 1989 van Cliburn Competition.  His world-class performances include appearances with the BBC Symphony, the Berlin Symphony, the Warsaw Philharmonic and San Francisco Symphony, among many others.

Piano Concert No. 2, Op. 21, F minor
Symphony No. 3 (Eroica), Op. 55, E-flat major

Piotr Sulkowski, Guest Conductor 

January 22, 2011   Teresa Gomez, soprano
Soprano Teresa Gomez made her debut at Carnegie Hall as soprano soloist in Mozart’s Requiem under direction of David Davidson, and her recordings include The Seven Last Words of Christ, by Dubois on Gothic Records.  Her symphony appearances include the Orchestra of New Spain, El Paso Symphony, Dallas Symphony and the Knoxville Symphony.  She also sang the role of the “Voice of Suffering” in the international tour of Ruth Fazal’s Oratorio Terezin.  Gomez is featured in the Mahler Symphony No. 4, singing the ethereal 4th movement solo, “Das Himmlische Lebin”.  This concert will also feature the winner of the Crescendo Music Awards in a concerto to be announced. 

Symphony No. 4 in G major
Dr. Barry Epperley, Conductor

March 12, 2011   Hye-Jin Kim, violin
Describing the artistry of violinist Hye-Jin Kim, Winner of the 2009 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, The Strad proclaimed: “This was supremely musical playing, well-thought out, yet of the moment.” Ms. Kim possesses depth and passion as evidenced by her First Prize win at the 2004 Yehudi Menuhin International Competition when she was only nineteen. Concerto engagements include the Philadelphia Orchestra with Christoph Eschenbach, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic and Hannover Chamber Orchestra. As a chamber musician, she has collaborated with renowned musicians Mitsuko Uchida, Jaime Laredo, Ida Kavafian, Miriam Fried, Gilbert Kalish as well as Paul Biss and members of the Guarneri, Juilliard, Miami and Orion String Quartets at Marlboro, Ravinia, Music from Angel Fire and Prussia Cove.

“Ritual Fire Dance” from El Amor Brujo - Falla
Symphony No. 2, Op. 61, C major – Schumann
Concerto for Violin, Op. 35, D major – Tchaikovsky

Dr. Barry Epperley, Conductor


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