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Five brilliant conductors vie for the role of Music Director in the Symphony’s thrilling 2018–2019 season—and you can help choose the winner! Robert Franz is an award-winning educator, a “viscerally thrilling” conductor, and the current Music Director of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra. Franz conducts Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, as well as Prokofiev’s First Violin Concerto, featuring the scintillating Dovid Friedlander as soloist.
Three Dance Episodes from On the Town
A 1944 musical that follows three sailors on shore leave in NYC; listen for the famous tune “New York, New York, it’s a helluva town…”
Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 19
A romantic and witty work that includes musical allusions to the composer’s own love affair
DOVID FRIEDLANDER, violin
Symphonic Dances, Op. 45
An orchestral suite in three movements: the first, a frantic dance with nods to the composer’s Russian homeland and featuring a solo saxophone; the second, a restless and colorful waltz; the third, a struggle ending with a triumphant Resurrection
Robert Franz, conductor
Robert Franz is Music Director of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra and the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival Orchestra and is Associate Conductor of the Houston Symphony. His guest conducting includes The Cleveland Orchestra and the Baltimore and St. Louis Symphonies. Franz received a Master of Music degree in conducting and a Bachelor of Music degree in oboe performance from the UNC School of the Arts.
Dovid Friedlander, violin
Dovid Friedlander, violin, has been a member of the North Carolina Symphony as Associate Concertmaster since 2005. He previously held a position in the Columbus Symphony and was the Assistant Concertmaster of the San Antonio Symphony. He has also played with the Boston Symphony at the Tanglewood Music Festival, and regularly with the Pittsburgh Symphony in concerts and on tour, with such conductors as Seiji Ozawa, Mariss Jansons, and Claudio Abbado.
Music Lovers' Luncheon
Fri, Jan 4, 2019 // 12:00 pm
Forsyth Country Club // 3101 Country Club Rd.
Enjoy a wonderful gourmet lunch served with a side of useful concert information! Join us as luncheon guests Robert Franz and violinist Dovid Friedlander discuss the week's program.
$25 per person, reservation required. Please call (336) 464-0145 or reserve via the link below: