The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra presents two Hungarian masterworks
(April 15, 2005) GENEVA, N.Y.—Music inspired by Hungarian Gypsies comes to the Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca St., when Hobart and William Smith Colleges welcome the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Jorge Mester, and Finnish pianist Paavali Jumppanen. The concert will be held at 8:15 p.m. on Friday, April 29, and will include Galánta Dances by Kodály, Piano Concerto No. 3 by Bartók and Symphony No. 3 in F Major by Brahms. A pre-concert chat will begin at 7 p.m.
Mester has served as music director of The Pasadena Symphony since 1984, and is also music director of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, Florida. He is conductor laureate of the prestigious Aspen Music Festival, which he led as music director for 21 years.
Jumppanen won First Prize in the 2000 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, and four special prizes: the Bruce Hungerford Memorial Prize, the Maurice M. Clairmont Piano Prize, the Joseph Kalichstein Piano Prize, and the Pennsylvania Presenters' Prize, a 13-concert tour throughout the state. He is also the recipient of the first Miriam Horowitz Meckler Award, established by Young Concert Artists alumna pianist Ruth Laredo.
The event is sponsored in conjunction with Geneva Concerts, Inc. Due to 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 and adult tickets are $20.
Tickets for individual performances may be purchased at The Smith Opera House and Martin Music in Geneva, The Copy Shop in Seneca Falls, or Mobile Music in Canandaigua. For more information please call Geneva Concerts at (315) 789-7716 or visit www.genevaconcerts.org.