Jan. 26/27, 2013 – Yampolsky/Miller (CCC Winner)
Saturday, January 26, 2013, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 27, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Victor Yampolsky, guest conductor
Kayleigh Miller (RCO College Concerto Competition winner), viola soloist
Mozart: Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K. 546
Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550
Penderecki: Viola Concerto
Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite
Guest conductor Victor Yampolsky, Professor in Music Performance at Northwestern University, Music Director of the Peninsula Music Festival, and former violinist and assistant conductor of the Moscow Philharmonic, leads the Orchestra in Stravinsky’s pastiche of eighteenth century melodies, as well as two dramatic works by Mozart. The concert also features violist Kayleigh Miller, the winner of the RCO’s annual College Concerto Competition, performing Penderecki’s Viola Concerto.
Esteemed teacher, conductor, and violinist, Victor Yampolsky serves as Carol F. and Arthur L. Rice Jr. University Professor in Music Performance at the Northwestern University School of Music, Music Director of the Peninsula Music Festival in Door County, Wisconsin, Music Director Emeritus of the Omaha Symphony, as well as the Honorary Director of the Scotia Festival of Music in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Born in the Soviet Union, Yampolsky studied violin with the legendary David Oistrakh at the Moscow Conservatory and conducting at the Leningrad Conservatory. He was a member of the Moscow Philharmonic as both violinist and assistant conductor before emigrating to the United States in 1973. Yampolsky has conducted over seventy professional and student orchestras throughout the world. Read more.
Kayleigh Miller is currently attending the University of Nevada, Reno as a member of the Nightingale String Quartet. She previous studied at the Eastman School of Music and the New England Conservatory, where she received a dual bachelor’s degree in performance and music history in 2008. She has participated in numerous festivals and masterclasses, has soloed with the Eastman Philharmonia, and played in the New World Symphony throughout the spring of 2011. Currently she is a member of the Reno Philharmonic, and previous was a member of the Boston-based Discovery Ensemble and Boston Philharmonic. Kayleigh is also a committed educator and arts advocate. She currently teaches and performs in Reno. Read more at Kayleigh Miller’s website.
Victor Yampolsky conducting the Sanctus from Verdi’s Requiem, with the Apollo Chorus of Chicago and the Peninsula Music Festival Chorus and Orchestra.