This exciting series of six presentations by the Maestro of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Raffaele Ponti, will feature the music and composers for the scheduled 2018-2019 season. The Maestro will discuss and demonstrate features of those selections, with the help of each of the guest artists. This is Ponti's sixth season as Music Director for the Symphony and it has flourished and grown under his leadership. His musicianship and dynamic personality have attracted guest artists from around the world, resulting in sold-out concerts. LLI was honored to host Maestro Ponti for his presentations in 2015-2016 and are proud to have him back in the program!
A special value from the Charlotte Symphony has been added to these presentations - a free drawing for two tickets to the Sunday concert following each "Behind the Notes" session!
Dates: 3/8/2019 - 3/8/2019
Times: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Building: Building O
MARCH 8, 2019
Brahms | Tragische Ouverture, op.81
Respighi | Pini di Roma
GUEST ARTIST: Julian Schwarz, Elgar | Concerto for Violoncello op. 85, e minor,
Cellist Julian Schwarz was born in Seattle, WA, and became one of ten family members to attend the Julliard School where he earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees. He was only eleven years of age when he made his orchestral debut with the Seattle Symphony but has since performed throughout the world. He is also an Assistant Professor of Cello at Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA.