This Season’s Guest Artists
Michael F. Tietz
Music Director and Conductor
Michael F. Tietz is the Music Director and Principal Conductor of The Broadway Bach Ensemble, a 50-piece orchestra on New York’s upper west side, which he founded in 1985. His conducting repertoire spans baroque, classical, romantic and 20th-century works.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Sarah Boxmeyer is a horn player currently based in New York City. She has participated in concerts, music festivals and tours across the United States and abroad.
A player of diverse experience, Steven Behnke has appeared at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall. He has also been featured on WQXR and has won numerous concerto competitions.
Xiao is a laureate of the Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition, first prize winner of the Szigeti International Violin Competition, as well as several other competitions. He performed the Brahms violin concerto a few years ago in Leipzig at the Gewandhaus and is set to be performing it this year in China.
A recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant, cellist Sophie Shao was the winner of top prizes at the Rostropovich and Tchaikovsky competitions. Sophie joins us this May in the Elgar concerto.
Equally at home with both orchestral and vocal genres, Teresa Cheung is in frequent demand for symphonic, choral, and operatic productions in the USA and Canada. She will be leading the May, 2017 concert.
2016 – 2017 Repertoire
The symphony is dedicated to Hans von Bülow, in gratitude for the conductor’s systematic championing of Dvořák’s orchestral works.read more
The work was written in the summer of 1883 at Wiesbaden, nearly six years after he completed his Second Symphony.read more
Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85, his last notable work, is a cornerstone of the solo cello repertoire.read more