KALAMAZOO—The Western Michigan University Symphony Orchestra, in partnership with the Stulberg International String Competition, will present its first concert of the 2012–13 season at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, in Miller Auditorium. Admission is free.
Conducted by Bruce Uchimura, the concert features cellist Brannon Cho, the 2012 Stulberg International String Competition Silver Medal winner, who will perform "Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in B Minor," Opus 104, by celebrated Czech composer Antonin Dvorak.
Other works being performed by the Symphony Orchestra include Dvorak’s famous "Carnival Overture," Opus 92, a rousing virtuoso work for the orchestra, and "Symphony Number 5 in E Minor," Opus 64, by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, a piece known for its appeal to audiences and memorable music.
Cho, 17, has performed in Carnegie Hall on NPR’s popular “From the Top” radio program highlighting accomplished young musicians. He was the grand prize winner of the American String Teachers Association 2011 National Solo Competition and the first prize winner at the 2012 Johansen International String Competition.
The mission of the Stulberg International String Competition is to promote excellence in string instrument performance by gifted young artists under the age of 20.
For more information, visit stulberg.org.