April 26/27, 2014 – Kuchar/Cao/UNR Singers
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 27, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
Theodore Kuchar, Music Director and Conductor
Carmella Cao (College Concerto Competition Winner), flute
UNR Chamber Singers (Dr. Paul Torkelson, director)
Janacek/Kuchar: Quartet No. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata”
Nielsen: Concerto for Flute and Orchestra
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 flutist Carmella Cao, 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. His CD “Latin American Classics” with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Venezuela was recently nominated for a 2013 Latin Grammy Award. The 2013-14 season is Kuchar’s eleventh as Reno Chamber Orchestra Music Director, and his tenth as Artistic Director of the RCO’s Nevada Chamber Music Festival. He also presently serves as Music Director and Conductor of the Fresno Philharmonic Orchestra (2002- ), Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Venezuela (2011- ), and Principal Conductor of the Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina (2013- ). Kuchar has served as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of two of Europe’s leading orchestras, the Janácek Philharmonic Orchestra (formerly the Czech Radio Orchestra) (2005- ) and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine (1994-2004). An avid chamber musician, he served as the Artistic Director of The Australian Festival of Chamber Music (1990-2006). 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.