The Smith Opera House will host the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra on Sunday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m. Conductor of the performance will be Martin Panteleev of Bulgaria. In 2003 Panteleev conducted the premiere of his Symphony No.3 at the Festival of the Nations in Bad Wörishofen, Germany, and recorded his Symphony No.1 and Symphony No.3 with the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra. Also around this time, he became a member of the Union of Bulgarian Composers.
In recognition for his compositions and performances all over the globe, Panteleev was awarded a special prize from the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture and the Union of Bulgarian Composers.
Grammy award nominee for “Best Instrumenta Soloist with Orchestra”, violinist Philippe Quint will also perform. From Russia, Quint studied at Moscow’s Special Music School for the Gifted. He made his musical debut at the age of nine and immigrated to the U.S. in 1991 and earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the Juilliard School.
The Orchestra will also perform Bernstein’s “Overture to Candide,” Tchaikovsky’s “Violin Concerto” and Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazadeed.”
The concert is free for HWS students with ID. The cost for this event is $25 for general admission, $10 for area students with ID, and free for people under grade 12.