Maestro Dr. Jacob Chi of the Marquette Symphony Orchestra joins Public Radio 90's Hans Ahlstrom in studio to talk about this Saturday's concert. The concert theme is "Passion and Virtuosity," and the event takes place Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Kaufman Auditorium in Marquette. For more information see the press release below.
"PASSION AND VIRTUOSITY" CONCERT
The Marquette Symphony Orchestra warmly invites the community to join in celebrating fine music at their October 20, 2012 concert "Passion and Virtuosity" at Kaufman Auditorium.
The Marquette Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Conductor Dr. Jacob Chi, will reach further heights of excellence as they accompany pianist Daniel Lessner when he performs Sergei Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto no. 3.
The symphony will also perform Brahms’ Tragic Overture and his Variations on a Theme by Haydn.
Daniel Lessner has thrilled audiences around the world with his dazzling performances. Critics have hailed his playing as ‘brilliant and blazing’ and have called him ‘a musician of pristine artistic taste and discernment.’” He was the winner of the 2009 IBLA Grand Prize Special Award for his performance of Bach’s Goldberg Variations in Sicily, where he also taught master classes at the University of Chile and has toured throughout the United States, including a concert at Carnegie Hall. In February 2010, Lessner performed Chopin ‘s Concerto #1 with the Pueblo Symphony conducted by MSO’s Maestro Jacob Chi.
Prior to the 7:30 p.m. concert, a pre-concert dinner will be held in the Sky Room of the Landmark Inn featuring commentary about the evening's music by Dr. Chi. Tickets are limited; please call (906) 228-0472 for reservations. Immediately following the concert, there will be an afterglow celebration at Sweetwater Café.
Adult ticket prices for the concert range from $17.00 to $32.00, student tickets are $12.00, and children 12 and under are $9.00. Concert tickets may be purchased at any NMU EZ Ticket Outlet (NMU Bookstore, Superior Dome, and Forest Roberts Theatre) as well as www.nmu.edu/tickets or by phone at (906) 227-1032. For more information please visit www.marquettesymphony.org or "Marquette Symphony Orchestra" on Facebook.