Saturday, February 13, 2010

Anthony Elliott Conducts San Antonio 'Symphony-in-Residence' Feb. 20, 2010 at 8 PM

[Anthony Elliott]

The cellist and conductor Anthony D. Elliott is Professor of Music at the University of Michigan School of Music. He lists his CDs at his personal website:
The Complete Beethoven Sonatas & Variations for Cello & Piano; French Music for Cello and Piano; Sergei Rachmaninoff: Music for Cello and Piano; Paul Hindemith Sonatas for Strings and Piano; Slavic Music for Cello and Piano; Witness Volume III: Towards the Future; Music for Cello and Piano by African-American Composers.
Free Events during San Antonio Symphony in Residence at St. Philip’s College
Special to the Hill Country Times 10.FEB.10
The San Antonio Symphony takes up residence at St. Philip’s College for its annual Symphony in Residence program featuring open rehearsals, master classes and four concerts, all of which are free and open to the public. Performances will include three Young People’s Concerts and a spectacular finale concert celebrating the week-long residency. Maestro Anthony Elliott will lead the San Antonio Symphony and guest soprano Marcía Porter in the finale performance on February 20 at 8 PM. The finale concert will feature music by American composers Samuel Barber, Joan Tower, and Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, and will conclude with a performance of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2.

Maestros Ken-David Masur and Anthony Elliott will also conduct three Young People’s Concerts during the week as well. Performances will be held Wednesday, February 17 at 11:10 AM and Friday, February 19 at 9:45 AM and 11:10 AM. All performances will be held in St. Philip’s Watson Theatre.” “Anthony Elliott, Conductor of the Michigan Youth Orchestra at the University of Michigan, is in continuous demand as a conductor, and as a concert cellist. Equally at home with the bow or the baton, he has earned numerous awards, enthusiastic public acclaim, and excellent critical notices for his performances throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. The New York Times hailed his recent concert conducting the Sphinx Chamber Orchestra at Carnegie Hall as 'first rate in every way.'” [Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson (1932-2004) is profiled at]

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