Classical music stars to shine in concert

Finckel and Wu are scheduled to play in the third performance of the Linfield Chamber Orchestra’s 2010-11 series on Feb. 18. Photo courtesy of Tristan Cook

Finckel and Wu are scheduled to play in the third performance of the Linfield Chamber Orchestra’s 2010-11 series on Feb. 18. Photo courtesy of Tristan Cook

Two world-renowned musicians will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 18 in Ice Auditorium. The event is in the third performance of the Linfield Chamber Orchestra’s 2010-11 series.

Cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han will visit Linfield thanks to the sponsporship of an anonymous donor, president of LCO Nora Stevens said.

“Our orchestra and college has the reputation to support musicians of this caliber,” she said. “The Linfield Chamber Orchestra’s mission is to provide world-class music.”

Finckel is a cellist for the Emerson String Quartet, which has received three Gramophone magazine Awards, eight Grammy Awards and the Avery Fisher Prize.

Finckel and Han are also the artistic directors of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center located in New York City.
Junior Samantha McCarty, the office assistant for the LCO, was in charge of promoting the concert to students who can attend the concert free of charge.

“I think the concerts are a really great experience because you’re listening to professional artists for free,” she said. “You’re getting a free concert that other people would pay a lot of money to see.”

Chamber Orchestra Administrator John Paul Bierly also said this event would normally cost more than $100.

“This is an opportunity for the Linfield campus to come and see an internationally renowned pair of artists,” Bierly said. “[They’re] basically the rock stars of classical music right now. This music will probably be as perfect as it can be.”

The concert, titled “Exultation,” will feature pieces by Ludwig van Beethoven and Johannes Brahms, who was largely influenced by Beethoven during the Romantic Era.

Stevens said that reserve seats are almost all taken.

“We’re hoping for a sellout,” she said.

Students are encouraged to show up when the doors open at 7 p.m. to make sure they get a seat. Tickets for general admission cost $18, reserved tickets are $25, and tickets for students up through grade 12 cost $5.

For more information about the concert, contact Stevens at nora@clean-copy.com or visit www.lcomusic.org.

The next LCO concert is set for April 15 and will feature new music by grammy award-winning composer Libby Larsen in celebration of the LCO’s 20th anniversary.


Braden Smith/Managing editor
Chelsea Bowen/Openion Editor
Braden Smith can be reached at linfieldreviewmanaging@gmail.com

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