Barber’s Violin Concerto, now a cherished audience favorite, was once considered too difficult to be played; violinist Steven Moeckel’s “astonishing music-making” (Arizona Republic) will be on full display in these concerts. Nostalgia runs through Sibelius’ First Symphony, inspired by the composer’s pride in his native Finland. Opening the program is a suite from Stravinsky’s Pulcinella ballet; Stravinsky called the ballet “the epiphany through which the whole of my late work became possible.”
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!
STEVEN MOECKEL, violin
Symphony No. 1 in E minor
Get to know Music Director candidate Timothy Redmond
What is your primary instrument?
If you were stuck on a desert island, which 5 musical recordings would you want with you?
Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro; Ives, Symphony No. 2; Adès, The Tempest ; J.S. Bach: B minor Mass; Brahms: The Complete Symphonies.
What are your favorite dishes to cook?
I’ll never get bored of making bread, soup or seafood linguine.
What is on your reading list right now?
Declan Donnellan, The Actor and the Target; Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind; The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald; and a LARGE pile of scores!
Timothy Redmond, conductor
Timothy Redmond is a Professor of Conducting at the Guildhall School and a frequent guest conductor with the London Symphony and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras. He has conducted widely throughout Europe and the US with orchestras including the St. Louis Symphony and the Rotterdam Philharmonic. Redmond studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester University and the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena.
Steven Moeckel, violin
Violinist Steven Moeckel’s effortless virtuosity, vivid characterization and uncanny ability to capture the very essence of a work have been hailed by critics worldwide. As concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber musician, his ability to engage audiences in an astounding range of repertoire distinguishes him as one of the most versatile young musicians of today.
Music Lovers' Luncheon
Fri, Apr 26, 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 Timothy Redmond and violinist Steven Moeckel discuss the week's program.
$25 per person, reservation required. Please call (336) 464-0145 or reserve via the link below: