Friday’s concert features violinist Chee-Yun performing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) will travel this week to the Garrett Lakes Arts Festival at the Wisp Resort near Deep Creek, Md., for a concert led by PSO Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh and featuring violin superstar Chee-Yun.
Loh will conduct the PSO at 7:30 p.m., Friday, July 13, in a classical concert highlighted by the works of Mozart and Vivaldi. After her last performance with the PSO in November 2009, Violinist Chee-Yun returns as featured soloist for the Deep Creek concert.
Tickets – $40 for adults, $10 for students, and free for children 5 and younger – can be purchased by calling 301.387.3082 or online at http://www.artsandentertainment.org.
This will be the sixth summer the PSO has performed at Deep Creek.
Violinist Chee-Yun‘s flawless technique, dazzling tone and compelling artistry have enraptured audiences on five continents. Charming, charismatic and deeply passionate about her art, Chee-Yun continues to carve a unique place for herself in the ever-evolving world of classical music. Chee-Yun performs regularly with the world’s foremost orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, London Philharmonic, and Toronto, Houston, Seattle, Pittsburgh and National symphony orchestras. Additionally, she has appeared with the Atlanta Symphony, and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and has performed with such distinguished conductors as Hans Graf, James DePriest, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Michael Tilson Thomas, Jaap van Zweden, Krzysztof Penderecki, Neeme Järvi, Pinchas Zukerman, Manfred Honeck, Giancarlo Guerrero and Carlos Kalmar. Internationally, Chee-Yun has toured with the Haifa Symphony, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Germany’s Braunschweig Orchestra and the MDR Radio Leipzig and performed with the BBC Symphony, St. Petersburg Camerata, the Bamberg Philharmonic, the Bilbao Symphony, the London Festival Orchestra, the Nagoya Philharmonic, and the KBS Symphony Orchestra. Her orchestral highlights include a concert with the Seoul Philharmonic conducted by Myung-Whun Chung that was broadcast on national network television, a benefit for UNESCO with the Orchestra of St. Lukes at Avery Fisher Hall, and her tours of the United States with the San Francisco Symphony (Michael Tilson Thomas conducting), and Japan with the NHK Symphony. Recent orchestral engagements include her return to the San Francisco Symphony, a concert with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Jiri Belohlavek in Seoul, and a performance of the Kevin Puts violin concerto with the Ft. Worth Symphony. Upcoming highlights will feature Chee-Yun with the return engagements with the Pittsburgh and Dallas symphony orchestras, and concerts with the orchestras of the Grant Park Music Festival Pasadena, Asheville, Wichita Falls and Mobile.