Concert II: Shippensburg Symphony - Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Pianist
The Shippensburg Festival Symphony is an ensemble of professional musicians from Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, and Virginia. The orchestra was formed to provide regional audiences with top-quality professional orchestral performances.
Robert Treviño, guest conductor
Robert Trevino has rapidly emerged as one of the most exciting American conductors performing today.
Trevino burst into the international spotlight with unprecedented success at the Bolshoi Theater in December 2013, when he led a new production of Verdi’s Don Carlo substituting for Vasily Sinaisky. The enthusiastic audience and Russian press praised Mr. Trevino, “There has not been an American success of this magnitude in Moscow since Van Cliburn". He was subsequently nominated for a Golden Mask award for “Best Conductor in a New Production". Appearances with some of the world’s top orchestras have followed in what can only be described as a sensational rise, since his initial success as a laureate of the Evgeny Svetlanov International Conducting Competition in France. Debuts with the Orchestra Philharmonique de Monte Carlo with Mahler’s Fifth Symphony have led to extensive touring plans throughout Europe and Asia, including inaugurating the new hall, Opera di Firenze of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. Elsewhere in France, his regular appearances at La Folle Journee and La Roque D’Antheron, also resulted in immediate reengagements and a feature on the Arte Channel as well as broadcasts on France Musique and Radio France.
Maestro Trevino returns for his fifth season with the Shippensburg Symphony Festival Series, a welcome return for his many fans in the region!
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, pianist
For more than three decades, Jean-Yves Thibaudet has performed world-wide, recorded over 50 albums, and built a reputation as one of today’s finest pianists. He plays a range of solo, chamber, and orchestral repertoire – from Beethoven through Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Grieg, and Saint-Saëns; to Ravel, Khachaturian and Gershwin; and to contemporary composers Qigang Chen and James MacMillan.
In 2016/17 Thibaudet is Artist-in-Residence with Orchestre National de France, Wiener Symphoniker and the Colburn School in Los Angeles.
At Colburn he enters the third year of a residency – the first of its kind – where his passion for education and fostering young musical talent is invested through individual lessons, masterclasses and performances with students.
Thibaudet’s recording catalogue of more than 50 albums has received two GRAMMY nominations, Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik, the Diapason d’Or, the Choc du Monde de la Musique, the Edison Prize, as well as Gramophone and Echo awards.
Franz Liszt – Piano Concerto No. 2
Antonin DvoĆák – Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”
PLEASE NOTE: soloists and performers for all Festival Series performances are subject to change.