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: 1/25/2019 - 1/25/2019
Times: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Building: Building O
JANUARY 25, 2019 Glinka | Ruslan and Lyudmila: Overture Bruch | Concerto, Violin, No.1, op.26, G minor GUEST ARTIST: Jeffrey Multer, Brahms | Symphony No. 4, op. 98 Violinist Jeffrey Multer, a native of upstate New York, made his Kennedy Center debut in 1993 and has performed with orchestras throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. He has continued his devotion to teaching throughout his international performance career.
Dates: 2/8/2019 - 2/8/2019
FEBRUARY 8, 2019
Creston | A Rumor
Beethoven | Concerto, Piano, No. 3, op. 37, C minor
GUEST ARTIST: Fabio Bidini, Tchaikovsky | Symphony No. 4
Pianist Fabio Bidini teaches at the Colburn School in Los Angeles and was a finalist at the 1993 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. He began his piano studies at age five and graduated magna cum laude from the Cecilia Conservatory in Rome. He made his U.S. debut in 1993 with the Atlanta Symphony and has continued to appear on stages across the U.S. as well as in many prestigious festivals of Europe.
Dates: 3/8/2019 - 3/8/2019
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 Bachelorâ€™s and Masterâ€™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.