Oberlin and Symphony in C

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Two vigorous performances by the Oberlin Chamber Orchestra under Raphael Jimenez bookend this week’s Young Artist Showcase.

First off, a haunting piece called Mozart’s Hymn by American composer Daniel Kellogg; and as a coda, a crisp performance of the finale from Beethoven’s "Pastoral" Symphony.

In the middle, live recordings of two excellent young soloists backed by the New Jersey-based training orchestra, Symphony in C. Bassoonist Harrison Hollingsworth with Carl Maria von Weber’s Andande and Hungarian Rondo, followed by the complete Bruch Violin Concerto with Benjamin Beilman on violin. Both are conducted by Symphony in C Music Director, Rossen Milanov.

Program details:

Daniel Kellogg: Mozart's Hymn
-- Oberlin Chamber Orchestra; Raphael Jimenez, conductor.

Carl Maria von Weber: Andante and Hungarian Rondo
-- Harrison Hollingsworth, bassoon; Symphony in C; Rossen Milanov, conductor.

Max Bruch: Concerto No.1 in G Minor
-- Benjamin Beilman, violin; Symphony in C; Rossen Milanov, conductor.

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, "Pastoral" (excerpt from finale)
-- Oberlin Chamber Orchestra; Raphael Jimenez, conductor.

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