This Season’s Guest Artists
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.
Audrey Flores is a freelancing horn player in New York City. She attended the Juilliard School and the Mannes College of Music, and regularly plays on Broadway and with orchestras in the tri-state area. Audrey will be bringing a team of her friends and colleagues to perform the Schumann Konzertstuck in February, 2017.
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.
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.
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 Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77, was composed by Johannes Brahms in 1878 and dedicated to his friend, the violinist Joseph Joachim. It is Brahms’s only violin concerto, and, according to Joachim, one of the four great German violin concerti: The Germans...read more
A five-movement suite for orchestra.read more
The work was composed in 1778 during Mozart’s unsuccessful job-hunting sojourn in Paris.read more
The symphony is dedicated to Hans von Bülow, in gratitude for the conductor’s systematic championing of Dvořák’s orchestral works.read more