Hobart and William Smith Colleges will welcome the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra to the Smith Opera House, in conjunction with Geneva Concerts, Inc.
October 9, 2002 GENEVA, N.Y.—Conductor Daniel Hege and the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra will be joined by guest guitarist Eliot Fisk at 8:15 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca St. in Geneva. A pre-concert program begins at 7:15 p.m. The program includes the “Red Cape Tango” by Daugherty, “Fantasia para un gentilhombre” by Rodrigo and Symphony No. 3, “Eroica” by Beethoven. Fisk was voted Best Classical Guitarist in the 26th annual guitar Player Magazine Readers’ Poll.
Now in his fourth season as music director of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, Hege is widely recognized as one of America’s finest young conductors. He has earned critical acclaim for his fresh interpretations of standard repertoire and is recognized for his commitment to creative programming. His previous positions include music director of the Haddonfield Symphony in New Jersey, associate conductor of the Kansas City Symphony, music director of the Encore Chamber Orchestra in Chicago and music director of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, where he was twice honored by the American Symphony Orchestra League for innovative programming. In June 2001, he finished a five-year tenure with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
Fisk’s repertoire includes a large body of guitar music consisting of works written for him by composers such as Robert Beaser, Luciano Berio and George Rochberg as well as his own transcriptions of works of historical significance by Bach, D. Scarlatti, Haydn, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Granados, Albeniz and others. A highly visible recitalist and soloist with orchestras, Fisk also performs frequently in various chamber music combinations. Andres Segovia coached him privately for several years. In 1996, Segovia's widow, Emilia Segovia, Marquesa of Salobrena, granted Fisk first performance and recording rights to a collection of her late husband’s compositions.
The event is sponsored in conjunction with Hobart and William Smith Colleges and Geneva Concerts, Inc. 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; other student tickets are $10 with ID, and adult tickets are $20.