Saturday, September 9 — 8 pm
Sunday, September 10 — 3pm
ECKART PREU, CONDUCTOR
JESSICA LEE, VIOLIN
PETER STUMPF, CELLO
Don't miss the 2017-2018 Season opener, featuring Zemlinsky’s highly romantic work, The Mermaid, a beautiful orchestrated rendition of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale. Rising star Jessica Lee, violin, and Peter Stumpf, former principal cellist of the L.A. Philharmonic, will dazzle in Brahms’ Concerto for Violin and Cello. Strauss’ delightful Blue Danube Waltz has become an unofficial Austrian anthem.
Alexander von Zemlinsky ● The Mermaid Johannes Brahms ● Concerto for Violin and Cello Johann Strauss II ● Blue Danube Waltz
The Guest Artists
Jessica Lee, violin
Hailed by the Myrtle Beach Herald as “a soloist which one should make a special effort to hear, wherever she plays”, violinist Jessica Lee, the Grand Prize Winner of the 2005 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, was featured in the “Launch Pad” column of The Strad as the magazine’s “pick of up-and-coming musicians”. Describing her recital on the Ravinia Rising Stars series, the Chicago Tribune said: “...Lee's breathtaking dexterity should enchant anyone within hearing distance.” ● Jessica Lee's website
“…her strength: flawless intonation, a vibrato that is extraordinary sensitive to the emotional range of the music, and a sweet tone that is a pleasure to experience.” — Robert Moon, Audiophile Audition
Peter Stumpf, cello
Peter Stumpf was principal cello of the Los Angeles Philharmonic from 2002-12 and currently teaches at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music. Bringing his "faultless technique and panache" (Symphony Orchestra Reviews) to each performance, Mr. Stumpf has also been a chamber music partner of the Emerson String Quartet and such eminent artists as Emanuel Ax, Wolfgang Sawallisch and Mitsuko Uchida. Mr. Stumpf is also a member of the Johannes Quartet and has appeared as a soloist with the Boston Symphony, the Virginia Symphony and the Aspen Festival Orchestra. ● Peter Stumpf's bio
"Praised for his "faultless technique and panache" — Symphony Orchestra Reviews
Peter Stumpf will be giving a masterclass on Friday, September 8 at 3 pm.
This concert is part of the Classics Series and is currently only available by subscription or as part of a Take-5 package. Individual tickets for the Classics concerts will go on sale on Thursday, August 10. Season tickets may be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague Avenue, or by calling 509-624-1200. They are also available online and at all TicketsWest outlets. ● BUY SEASON TICKETS