Dateline: September 16, 2010 ... San Francisco, CA
Contact: Samira Baroody
Web Address: www.sfacademyorchestra.org/pressroom.html
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - September 16, 2010 - San Francisco Academy
Orchestra Music Director, Andrei Gorbatenko announced the ensembles'
10th anniversary season today, which will open on October 10th, 2010
with violinist Axel Strauss who will perform the tango-inspired Four
Seasons in Buenos Aires by Astor Piazzolla.
Axel Strauss was the first German artist to win the Naumburg Violin
Award. After studying in Germany he came to the Julliard School of
music where he studied with and became a teaching assistant to the
late Dorothy Delay. An outstanding solo career followed as well as a
brief period as Guest Concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic.
Other season highlights include the, Sing-it-Yourself Messiah to
benefit a different humanitarian cause each year, a concert featuring
Mozart's First Symphony as well as early music concerti with three
titular members of The San Francisco Symphony.
Founded in 2000, the San Francisco Academy Orchestra's mission is to
promote, present and preserve the art of musical performance as a
vital form of human expression. Hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle
and San Francisco Classical Voice as "venerable"Ł and "simply
amazing",Łthe orchestra is dedicated to offering young professional
musicians the opportunity to rehearse and perform alongside members of
the acclaimed San Francisco Symphony.
2010-2011 SEASON AT A GLANCE:
Sunday, October 10th, 2010 at 5:00pm: Andrei Gorbatenko, Conductor
W.A. Mozart - Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K546 Sir Edward Elgar -
Introduction and Allegro Astor Piazzolla - Four Seasons in Buenos
Aires, Axel Strauss, Violin.
Sunday, December 19th, 2010 at 5:00pm: Alden Gilchrist, Conductor
Handel - Sing-it-Yourself Messiah (Maestro Gilchrist will lead a free
Messiah workshop on Saturday, Dec 18th from 10:00am-12:00pm).
Sunday, April 3rd, 2011 at 5:00pm: Andrei Gorbatenko, conductor
Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto for Violin and Cello, Dan Carlson,
Violin/Amos Yang, Cello Jan Kritel Vanhal - Concerto for Double Bass,
Scott Pingel, Double Bass W.A. Mozart - Symphony #1, K16.
Concerts are held at Calvary Presbyterian Church at 2515 Fillmore St.
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