Syracuse Symphony at SBU's Quick Center

Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Hege, will perform in the seventh concert of the Friends of Good Music season at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 1, at St. Bonaventure’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.

The program will feature Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 as well as acclaimed violinist Corey Cerovsek performing Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No. 2.

“We are grateful to the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra for its commitment to its audiences in Western New York. Their visit is always a highlight of the performance season,” said Joseph A. LoSchiavo, executive director of the Quick Center. “This year we welcome back music director Daniel Hege, and we look forward to hearing the charismatic violinist Corey Cerovsek performing Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No. 2, which he has recorded with the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra of Switzerland on the Claves label.”

The Syracuse Symphony Orchestra quickly evolved from its beginning in 1961 as a community orchestra into a fully professional resident orchestra serving the entire central and northern New York state region. Today an ensemble of national acclaim, the symphony boasts 79 musicians and a conducting staff of international caliber. It performs 193 full-orchestra and chamber ensemble concerts throughout central and northern New York, reaching more than 225,000 audience members during its 39-week season.

Celebrating his 10th season as the symphony’s music director in 2009-10, Hege is recognized as one of America’s finest young conductors, and has earned acclaim for his fresh interpretations of the standard repertoire and his commitment to creative programming. In 2001, he finished a five-year tenure as resident conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra where he worked closely with David Zinman. Beginning with the current season, Hege also serves as the music director of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra.

Hege oversaw the release of the Syracuse Symphony’s live “Classics Concert” CD as well as the “Holiday Pops” and “Big Band Bash” releases.

Violinist Cerovsek has performed to constant acclaim with conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Charles Dutoit, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Andrew Litton. His North American performances have included appearances with the orchestras of Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Detroit, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Atlanta, Baltimore, Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto.

He has performed around the world with leading orchestras and in recital, and has made numerous recordings. He has appeared twice on NBC’s “Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” on the “David Frost Show” in England, on the PBS special “Musical Encounters,” and on CBS’s “Sunday Morning.” Cerovsek performs on the Milanollo Stradivarius of 1728.

This performance is supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts. For tickets and information, call the Quick Center at (716) 375-2494.

For each Friends of Good Music performance, the Quick Center’s galleries open one hour before the show and remain open throughout the intermission. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Museum admission is free and open to the public, year round. For more, visit www.sbu.edu/quickcenter.

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