Spokane Symphony Conductor awarded First Prize at Hamburg International CompetitionWednesday Mar 1, 2017 • Press Release
Jorge Luis Uzcátegui to conduct same Beethoven piece on March 10
CONTACT: Jane Cody 509-464-7074
SPOKANE—Assistant Conductor Uzcátegui recently won First Prize of the International Competition for Orchestra Conductors at “Debut Hamburg 2017” on Feb. 23. Over 100 musicians from 36 countries participated in this competition. The award ceremony was held in Hamburg at the historic “Laeiszhalle Hamburg” on the Johannes Brahms Platz. Uzcátegui conducted the “KlassikPhilharmonie Hamburg” Orchestra, performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. Audience members will see him recreate the fourth movement of the Beethoven Symphony on Friday, March 10 at “Beethoven and Brews” at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox.
The all-Beethoven program will also include Overture to Coriolan, the first movement of Symphony No. 5 and the third movement of his Violin Concerto, featuring Mateusz Wolski as soloist. Pianist QiShan Shi will play Beethoven’s popular Moonlight Sonata (for solo piano) before performing the third movement of Piano Concerto No. 1 with the orchestra. The music will be punctuated with comedy bits provide by The Blue Door Theatre and dramatic readings from Beethoven, performed by Lenny Bart of Spokane Civic Theatre.
Doors for “Beethoven and Brews” will open at 6 p.m. for the pre-concert Beer Garden, and the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. The Beer Garden will feature $3 drafts from No-Li Brewhouse. The brewery’s newly created “Beethoven Golden Ale,” a limited release 22 oz. bottled brew, is available for purchase at this concert and at grocery stores. The Shameless Sausages food truck will serve delicious brats and sausages under the Sprague side marquee from 6 p.m. until the end of intermission.
Tickets may be purchased at the Box Office at Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague, or by calling 509-624-1200. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.spokanesymphony.org or at all TicketsWest outlets.