April 26/27, 2014 – Kuchar/UNR Singers/CCC Winner
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 27, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
Theodore Kuchar, Music Director and Conductor
College Concerto Competition Winner, soloist
UNR Chamber Singers (Dr. Paul Torkelson, director)
Janacek/Kuchar: Quartet No. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata”
Haydn: “Lord Nelson” Mass
Another exciting collaboration with the UNR Chamber Singers concludes the 2013-14 season. Maestro Theodore Kuchar will lead the choir and orchestra in Haydn’s dramatic Lord Nelson Mass. Also on the program is Maestro Kuchar’s own arrangement of the String Quartet No. 1 by Janacek, and a performance by the winner of the RCO’s annual College Concerto Competition.
Theodore Kuchar, one of the most prolifically recorded conductors of the past decade, appears on over 100 compact discs for the Naxos, Brilliant Classics, Ondine and Marco Polo labels. For the past 17 years, he has served as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of two of Europe’s preeminent orchestras, the Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine. He presently also serves as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Orquesta Sinfonica de Venezuela and the Fresno Philharmonic. An avid chamber musician, he served as the Artistic Director of The Australian Festival of Chamber Music (1990-2006), and has served as the Artistic Director of the Nevada Chamber Music Festival since 2005. Since 2004, he has served as Resident Conductor at the Kent/Blossom Music Festival, the educational institution established by the late George Szell, in cooperation with The Cleveland Orchestra. Read More.
Program Notes Coming Soon
The Kyrie eleison from Haydn’s “Lord Nelson” Mass, with the Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux, choir and soloists conducted by Michel Piquemal.