CSO to spotlight ‘1812’ in Jan. 15 performance

  • <br>Enterprise staff
  • Monday, March 3, 2008 11:57am

The Cascade Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Michael Miropolsky, presents its first full concert event Jan. 15 in its new performance space at the Edmonds Center for the Arts.

The program, entitled “1812,” will feature Moussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain”; Bartok’s “Concerto for Viola and Orchestra” with guest soloist Arie Schachter, on viola; music from Bizet’s “L’Arlesienne Suite”; and Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture.”

Guest artist Arie Schachter has been a member of the Seattle Symphony since September 2004. Born in Israel, Schachter began his music studies at the age of seven. He has won top prize at the International Instrumental Competition Mark-neukirchen, and third prize at the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition. He has performed as soloist with several orchestras, including the Tel Aviv Symphony Orchestra and the Vogtland Philharmonie, and has given recitals throughout Israel, Europe, and the United States.

Preceding the concert at 6:30 p.m., Rick Asher will lead a lecture on the program’s music and the significance of the year 1812 in music history.

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