October 19/20, 2013 – Kuchar/Goulding
Saturday, October 19, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 20, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Theodore Kuchar, Music Director and Conductor
Caroline Goulding, violin
Brahms/Klatzow: “Symphony No. 5” (Orch. of String Quintet, Op. 111)
Bruch: Scottish Fantasy
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9
This program begins with a special, speculative arrangement of a work that had begun life in Johannes Brahms’s mind as a Fifth Symphony, the String Quintet Op. 111. Then young Grammy Award nominated virtuoso Caroline Goulding performs Bruch’s tuneful Scottish Fantasy. Theodore Kuchar conducts the concert, which concludes with the sometimes humorous, sometimes sardonic Symphony No. 9 by Shostakovich.
Violinist Caroline Goulding has performed as a soloist with some of North America’s premier orchestras including The Cleveland Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, National Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Houston Symphony, Detroit Symphony, New Mexico Symphony, Charlotte Symphony, Louisville Orchestra, Sarasota Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic, Columbus ProMusica, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the Cleveland Pops and the Cincinnati Pops. Aside from her orchestral engagements, Caroline has appeared in recital at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall, the Kennedy Center, Beijing’s Forbidden City Concert Hall and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, among others.
The 2011-2012 season included debuts with the London Chamber Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony, Colorado Symphony and the Eastern Connecticut Symphony as well as recital debuts at the Kansas City Harriman-Jewell Series, University of Florida, the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC and Fundacion Sinfonia in the Dominican Republic. Caroline also had return engagements with the Dallas Symphony and the Boise Philharmonic. In the 2012-2013 season, Caroline makes debuts in Germany, Japan and China, as well as with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, California Symphony, Pasadena Symphony, Camerata Chicago and the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra. Read More
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
Violinist Caroline Goulding, with pianist Shuai Wang, performing a portion of the “Devil’s Trill” Sonata by Tartini (arr. Pavanello)