Barbara Yahr, Conductor; Brook Speltz, cello. Program: Griffes, The White Peacock; Schumann, Cello Concerto; Sibelius, Symphony No. 1
Musical Mavericks are in the spotlight in the Greenwich Village Orchestra’s fall concert featuring works by romantics with a modern sensibility, who took the road less travelled. Rising star Brook Speltz plays the Schumann Cello Concerto alongside Charles Griffes’ poetic The White Peacock and the sonorous, innovative Symphony #1 of Sibelius. Music Director Barbara Yahr conducts.
Praised for his “fluid virtuosity” and “soulful melodies,” cellist Brook Speltz has performed throughout the world. First Prize winner of the prestigious Ima Hogg Competition, he has soloed with the Houston Symphony, Colorado Music Festival Orchestra and International Contemporary Ensemble, among others, and is a regular performer at IMS Prussia Cove and on tour with Musicians from Marlboro. A sought-after chamber musician, Brook has been personally invited by musical giants such as Itzhak Perlman and Richard Goode to collaborate in chamber music recitals and tours throughout the country. As a member of the Shuffle ensemble, a unique group that presents music from a wide range of styles chosen each night by audience members from a preset “menu,” he loves having the opportunity to collaborate with audiences and musicians alike.
$20 suggested donation, $10 students/seniors.
Presented by Greenwich Village Orchestra