Salisbury Symphony celebrates spring
The Salisbury-Rowan Symphony Society invites you to celebrate the first day of spring, Saturday, March 21, with the Salisbury Symphony.
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Keppel Auditorium on the Catawba College campus, and is sponsored by Bill and Nancy Stanback.
The concert begins with Stravinsky’s String Concerto in D. Stravinsky is notorious for his infamous Rite of Spring (interestingly), but the String Concerto, composed some 20 years later, is less shocking, although containing all the energy and intensity one would expect from this composer.
Louis Goldstein is the featured solo pianist in this concert, performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto in D Minor.
Goldstein is a professor of music at Wake Forest University, where he has been a member of the Department of Music faculty since 1979. He has also taught on the faculty of American Foundations, a graduate seminar offered at Reynolda House Museum of American Arts, for 15 years.
A native of Kenosha, Wis., Goldstein studied with Margaret Schmitt, Interlochen Arts Academy, Oberlin College Conservatory of Music (BM), California Institute of the Arts (MFA), and Eastman School of Music (DMA and Performer’s Certificate), including piano study with Joseph Hungate, Rudolf Ganz, Leonid Hambro and David Burge.
He has performed widely as a piano soloist in the United States, most notably at the Hollywood Bowl, Orchestra Hall in Chicago, and Carnegie Recital Hall in New York City. He has also performed in Canada, Israel, the Netherlands, Czechoslovakia and Italy.
Long fascinated with music of his own time, Dr. Goldstein was co-founder and co-director of the California New Music Ensemble and an associate member of the Los Angeles Group for Contemporary Music and Newband, in New York City.
In ensembles and as a soloist, he has championed cutting-edge work of current composers. His faculty recitals at Wake Forest present an absorbing blend of past masters such as Haydn, Beethoven and Debussy, 20th-century giants such as Copland and Stockhausen, and the latest innovations of today.
Goldstein’s CD recordings of John Cage’s Sonatas and Interludes, Dream and One5, and Morton Feldman’s Triadic Memories have garnered accolades from print and Internet sources as well as fellow musicians.
The soloist’s appearance is made possible by Dr. Greg and Mrs. Elizabeth Kaufmann.
It is the entire orchestra that shines in the final number, Rimsky-Korsakov’s masterpiece “Scheherazade,” music based on One Thousand and One Nights. Scheherazade transports the listener to an exotic, oriental fairy-tale world of magic carpets, magicians, genies, and magic lamps.
Program notes for the entire concert may be found by visiting the Symphony’s Web site at www.salisburysymphony.org.
Tickets to the concert are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors (60 and older), $6 for students, and $4 for children 8 years and younger, and may be purchased at any of the ticket outlets: Belk, Rowan County Convention & Visitors Bureau, A Step In Time, Sidewalk Deli, Escape the Daily Grind (Spencer), or Crescent Pharmacy (Rockwell).
The Salisbury Symphony is also offering “Balcony For A Buck” for this concert; simply come to the box office between 6:30 and 7:30 the evening of the performance to buy this special ticket. For ticket and concert information, call 704-637-4314, or visit www.salisburysymphony.org.