Rossini's Semiramide Overture, Brahms' Symphony No. 2, and Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21 are the program for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra's performance.
March 27, 2002 GENEVA, N.Y.-The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, directed by Gunther Herbig, will perform works by Rossini, Brahms, and Mozart at 8:15 p.m. on Friday, April 12, at the Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca St. in Geneva, courtesy of Geneva Concerts, Inc., and Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Stanislav Ioudenitch, piano soloist and 2001 Van Cliburn gold medalist, will be featured.
German conductor Herbig has served as music director of the Detroit, Toronto, Dresden Philharmonic, and Berlin Symphony Orchestras. He is also a professor of conducting at Yale University. Herbig is an acclaimed exponent of the Romantic repertoire. He is a prolific recording artist, leading more than 40 commercial releases. Since moving to the United States in 1984, he has appeared with the most prestigious American orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Cleveland Orchestra. He has also conducted most of the major European orchestras and has toured Japan, South America, and Australia on several occasions.
Ioudenitch was awarded the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Gold Medal at the 11th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and was also the recipient of a Steven De Groote Memorial Award for the Best Performance of Chamber Music for his semifinal round collaboration with the renowned Takács Quartet. A native of Uzbekistan, Ioudenitch has performed with the Munich Philharmonic; the Philharmonie der Nationen; and the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C.; among other noted ensembles. His solo recital engagements have taken him to venues throughout the former Soviet Union, as well as to Finland, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, and the United States.
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, and other student tickets are $10 with student ID.