The Syracuse Symphony Orchestra will perform at the Smith Center for the Arts on Thursday, Oct. 7. Directed by Daniel Hege, who is celebrating his 11th season as music director of the Symphony Orchestra, and starring Yeol Eum Son, the 2009 Van Cliburn Silver Medalist for Piano, the orchestra’s program for the evening includes pieces by Glinka, Mozart, Prokofeiv and R. Strauss.
Son, a native of South Korea’s Kangwon Province, was awarded both the Silver Medal and the Steven De Groote Memorial Award for the Best Performance of Chamber Music in the 13th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, held in Fort Worth, Texas last June. Already acknowledged as an artist to watch for in Asia, she adds European and North American recognition and performance opportunities to her portfolio through her affiliation with the Van Cliburn Foundation.
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Immediately preceding the concert, at 6:30, there will be a pre-concert talk.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges are continuing subscribers to the Geneva Concerts program offered by the Smith Center for the Arts and, as a result, the concert is free to HWS students with I.D.