GENEVA, NY-Hobart and William Smith Colleges and Geneva Concerts, Inc., will welcome the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra to the Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca St. in Geneva, at 8:15 p.m. on February 15.
Daniel Hege will conduct and young American pianist Terrence Wilson will be the soloist in a program of 20th century American music which features Bernstein's “Candide Overture,” Larsen's “Parachute Dancing,” Gershwin's “Rhapsody in Blue,” and Copland's “Symphony No. 3.”
Because of Hobart and William Smith Colleges' continuing subscription to Geneva Concerts, Inc., students from the Colleges who wish to attend the concert may do so for free with ID; adult tickets are $20.
Regarded as one of America's finest young conductors, Hege has earned critical acclaim for his fresh interpretations of standard repertoire and recognized for his commitment to creative programming. Associate conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Hege also serves as music director of the Haddonfield Symphony in New Jersey, and as music director of the Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony. As associate conductor of the Baltimore Symphony, Hege programs and conducts more than 80 concerts a year, including main series as well as educational, popular, and community concerts.
Wilson made his professional debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1992. At age 11, he won a Brooklyn Arts and Culture Appreciation Competition. In 1989, he began study with his present teacher and entered the Preparatory Division of the Manhattan School of Music and the Professional Children's School. At The Juilliard School, he received the prestigious Sony ES Award for Musical Excellence.