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H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center
Shippensburg University
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Shippensburg, PA 17257
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Shippensburg Symphony Festival Series, Concert II

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Shippensburg Symphony Festival Series - On-sale Tuesday, May 29 at 10 AM!

Sunday, July 8 - 3 PM
Thursday, July 12 - 7 PM
Sunday, July 15 - 3 PM

Tickets: Entire Series - $100, $85 & $70
Individual Concerts - $35, $30, $25 & $10 (Children ages 18 and under)

There's no need to travel to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, or another metropolitan area to see a top-notch orchestral performance when talent like that which accompanies the Shippensburg Symphony Festival Series comes to town each year!  This annual celebration of extraordinary symphonic performances will literally take your breath away with the sound, excitement and skill level of the performances taking place on the Luhrs Center stage.  All, at a fraction of the cost! But, don't take our word for it, come see and hear it for yourself!  Dr. Blaine Shover, professor of music at Shippensburg University, returns as artistic director.

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.

The Shippensburg Festival Chorus is 26 professional singers from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland and Virginia. 

Robert Trevino, Series 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 sixth season with the Shippensburg Symphony Festival Series, a welcome return for his many fans in the region!

www.roberttrevino.org

CONCERT I - Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 3 PM
Shippensburg Festival Symphony

Alexei Volodin, pianist
Repertoire: Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No. 4; Elgar - Symphony No. 1

Acclaimed for his highly sensitive touch and technical brilliance, pianist, Alexei Volodin, is in demand by orchestras at the highest level, and you'll have the opportunity to hear him in Shippensburg on July 8!

www.alexeivolodin.com

CONCERT II - Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 7 PM
Shippensburg Festival Symphony
Alexey Stadler, violoncellist
Repertoire: Shostakovich - Cello Concerto No. 2; Brahms - Symphony No. 2

One of the finest young cellists of his generation and winner of the 2012 TONALi Grand Prix in Hamburg, Alexey Stadler will be touring Europe with a number of high-level engagements, prior to his arrival in Shippensburg where he will perform with the Festival Symphony.

www.alexeystadler.com

CONCERT III - Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 3 PM
Shippensburg Festival Symphony & Chorus
Guests soloists TBA
Repertoire: Haydn - "The Creation" (in English)

The magnificence of Concert III is captured with theis brilliant combination of the Festival Symphony with the Festival Chorus performing Haydn's "The Creation."  This German oratorio, written in the late 1700's, depicts and celebrates the creation of the world as described in the Book of Genesis.  Spectacular soloists will accompany this masterpiece.

Circle of Friends and Subscriber pre-sale is in progress.  Public on-sale is on Tuesday, May 29.  For information on how to become a Circle of Friends donor and become eligible for advance ticket purchases, click here.

Thursday, July 12 - 7 PM

Individual Tickets:  $35, $30, $25 & $10 (Children 18 and under); Series Tickets:  $100, $85 & $75

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 sixth season with the Shippensburg Symphony Festival Series, a welcome return for his many fans in the region!

www.roberttrevino.org

Alexey Stadler, violoncellist 

One of the finest young cellists of his generation and winner of the 2012 TONALi Grand Prix in Hamburg, Alexey Stadler opened his 17/18 season with appearances in a number of high level engagements across Europe, amongst them Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Haydn Orchestra Bolzano and Trento, Orquesta Filarmonica de Gran Canaria, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra and Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra.

He caused a sensation in his BBC Proms debut with Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 with Vasily Petrenko. Other highly succesful debuts include Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, San Francisco Symphony and Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, both with Vladimir Ashkenazy, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra as well as the Young Philharmonic Orchestra Jerusalem Weimar, both under the baton of Michael Sanderling. Festival appearances included the International Chamber Music Festival Stavanger, St. Petersburg’s White Nights Festival, Menuhin Festival Gstaad and the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival.

Alexey Stadler performs with orchestras such as the Mariinsky Orchestra, Münchner Symphoniker, Irish Chamber Orchestra, Riga Sinfonietta or Qatar Philharmonic under renowned conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Marek Janowski, Tugan Sokhiev and Dmitrij Kitajenko.

Born into a family of musicians, Alexey Stadler began to play the cello at the age of four. He began his studies with Alexey Lazko and continued his education at the Rimsky-Korsakov College of Music in St. Petersburg. He has participated in masterclasses with David Geringas, Frans Helmerson, Michael Sanderling, Lynn Harrell, Steven Isserlis and Sir András Schiff.

Alexey Stadler studied with Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar and has a scholarship from the “Oscar und Vera Ritter-Stiftung” and “Alfred Töpfer Stiftung” in Hamburg.

Alexey performs on a violoncello by David Tecchler dating from 1715.

www.alexeystadler.com

Repertoire:

Shostakovich - Cello Concerto No. 2

Brahms – Symphony No. 2

 
PLEASE NOTE: soloists and performers for all Festival Series performances are subject to change.


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