Opening Concert


Friday, February 21, 2014


Long Center (Austin Map)
Tickets $24 – $54

The University of Texas Symphony Orchestra
Gerhardt Zimmermann, music director and conductor
Ilya Gringolts, violin
Anton Nel, piano
Olivier Charlier, violin
Kevin Zhu, violin

BERLIOZ: Roman Carnival
MENDELSSOHN: Double Concerto for Piano and Violin mov. 2 & 3
WAXMAN: Carmen Fantasy
SCHWANTNER: Someday Memories
DUTILLEUX:  Sur le même accord
STRAVINSKY: Firebird Suite

The Menuhin Competition Austin 2014 opens with a spectacular array of music, soloists and one of America’s top university orchestras: the University of Texas Symphony Orchestra (UTSO) under the baton of Gerhardt Zimmermann. In the spirit of the competition, acclaimed international soloists share the stage with outstanding young talents. Former prize winner and internationally acclaimed violinist Ilya Gringolts will be joined by Austin’s very own Anton Nel in Mendelsohn’s Double Concerto for Piano and Violin. French violinist meets Fench composer when Olivier Charlier performs Dutilleux’s Sur le même accord and last year’s Juniors 1st Prize winner, American Kevin Zhu plays Waxman’s Carmen Fantasy.



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