What: ”From Brass to Brahms” concert
Where: Toy F. Reid Eastman Employee Center, 400 S. Wilcox Drive, Kingsport
When: Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Enter the enchanting world of orchestral music as Symphony of the Mountains and special guests Christina Bouey and Steven Doane create a “super” instrument as the symphony takes the audience “From Brass to Brahms.”
The evening begins with Christoph Gluck’s “Orfeo ed Euridice” Overture. As with the namesake, Orpheus, this quick piece may charm you in its expressiveness. Continuing with “Double Concerto for Violin and Violoncello” by Johannes Brahms and two soloists, Christina Bouey on violin and Steven Doane on violoncello.
Through such use of these two instruments, Brahms created a “super” stringed instrument that produces a sonority and range not capable of being achieved by either instrument alone.
Topping off the evening is the inspiring “Symphony No. 9 ‘From The New World’” by Antonín Dvořák. Blending the dazzling and often playful excitement of his visit to American – the new world – with a quiet yearning for his homeland. It’s an impressive work that motivates the listener to reach for greater heights.
Canadian violinist Christina Bouey is hailed by the New York Times for playing “beautifully.”
“When violinist Christina Bouey spun out that shimmering tune, Ithought I died and went to heaven,” said a writer from the New York Post and by Opera News, for playing “with exquisite, quivering beauty.”
Her awards and prizes include the Grand Prize at the Fischoff Competition, Hugo Kortchak Award for outstanding achievement in chamber music, Heida Hermann International, Canadian National Music Festival, Queens Concerto Competition and the Balsam Duo Competition.
Bouey has performed as soloist with the Greenwich Symphony, Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, River Cities Symphony, Tonkünstler Ensemble, Metro Chamber Orchestra, Bergen Symphony, Prince Edward Island Symphony, Banff Orchestra, Shattered Glass and the Hemenway Strings.
Her solo and chamber performance credits include Carnegie Hall, Esterházy Palace, Yamaha Center Auditorium, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Harvard Club of New York, Montreal Chamber Festival, Kansas International Music Festival and the Indian River Festival. She has also been featured on WQXR New York.
Performing with Bouey is internationally known soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, recording artist, and pedagogue Steven Doane. Doane received his BM from Oberlin Conservatory and his MM from SUNY Stony Brook. He received a Watson Foundation Grant for overseas study in 1975 and had further studies with Richard Kapuscinski, Bernard Greenhouse, Jane Cowan, and Janos Starker.
Doane received Eastman’s Eisenhart Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1993, and the Piatigorsky Prize in teaching at the New England Conservatory in 1986. As a member of the New Arts Trio, Doane was awarded the Naumburg Chamber Music Award in 1980. He made his Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center debuts in Don Quixote with David Zinman and the Rochester Philharmonic in 1983.
Call the Symphony of the Mountains Box Office at 423-392-8423 or visitwww.SymphonyoftheMountains.org for tickets.