On Saturday, November 16, the Orlando Philharmonic will perform Beethoven Symphony No. 7 and Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1, featuring violinist Cho-Liang Lin, at 8:00 p.m. at Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre (401 W. Livingston Street, Orlando). Conducted by Joel Revzen, the program will also include Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture. Tickets are $18-$70, available at 407-770-0071 or OrlandoPhil.org. This concert is sponsored by Darden Restaurants Foundation.
ammy-nominated violinist Cho-Liang Lin is lauded the world over for the eloquence of his playing and for the superb musicianship that marks his performances. Performing on several continents, he appears as soloist with orchestras of Detroit, Toronto, Dallas, Houston, Nashville, San Diego and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; in Europe with the Bergen Philharmonic, Stockholm Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, and the English Chamber Orchestra; and in Asia with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony, Malaysia Philharmonic, and Bangkok Symphony. His discography includes recordings for Sony Classical, Decca, Ondine, Naxos and BIS. His albums have won such awards as Gramophone’s Record of the Year, as well as two Grammy Award nominations. He currently serves as Music Director of La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest.
Maestro Revzen describes Beethoven’s 7th Symphony: “It is filled with optimism in the first movement, not often associated with Beethoven, contrasted with a more solemn march like second movement, enormously energetic third movement and an almost manic energy of the fourth,” he said. “Along with the 3rd, it is my favorite Beethoven Symphony to conduct, and it is sure to leave the audience uplifted and in awe of Beethoven’s creative genius.”
Now entering its 21st season, the Orlando Philharmonic is Central Florida’s resident professional orchestra, comprised of accomplished musicians recruited from around the world. With more than 125 performances each year, the orchestra provides captivating musical experiences to people of all ages, provides enriching education programs for students and adults, and helps build a rich, sustainable future for symphonic music in the Central Florida community. Learn more at www.orlandophil.org.