Grammy-nominated violinist and conductor Andres Cardenes brings his multi-faceted talent to works by Mozart and Bruch, then the orchestra and Music Director Barbara Yahr will take center stage in a performance of Mendelssohn’s stirring “Reformation” Symphony. Free reception with the musicians following the concert.
Cuban-born Andres Cardenes enjoys one of classical music’s most versatile careers. A passionate, charismatic artist, he has garnered international acclaim from critics and audiences alike for his compelling performances as a violinist, conductor, violist, chamber musician, concertmaster, and recording artist.
Since capturing Second Prize in the 1982 Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition, Mr. Cardenes has appeared as a soloist with over a hundred orchestras throughout the world. He was appointed Concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony by Lorin Maazel in 1989, a position he held for more than 20 years.
A Cultural Ambassador for UNICEF 1980-1991 and an indefatigable spokesperson for the arts, Mr. Cardenes has received numerous awards for his teaching, performances, recordings and humanitarian efforts, most notably from the Mexican Red Cross and the cities of Los Angeles and Shanghai. He has served as President of the Jury of the Stradivarius International Violin Competition and in 2011 joined the jury of the Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition.
Mr. Cardenes’s discography includes recordings of concerti, sonatas, short works, orchestral and chamber music on the Ocean, Naxos, Albany, Sony, Arabesque, RCA, ProArte, Telarc, Artek, Melodya and Enharmonic labels. He has commissioned and premiered works by composers such as David Stock, Mike Garson, Erberk Eriylmaz, Leonardo Balada, Ricardo Lorenz, Eduardo Alonso-Crespo, Roberto Sierra, and Marilyn Taft Thomas.
$20 suggested donation, $10 students and seniors.
Presented by Greenwich Village Orchestra, Barbara Yahr, Conductor