Live Without a Net: Julian Schwarz

Sep 19, 2015

Julian Schwarz (left) smiles for the camera as Maestro Cooper (right) is entranced by Beethoven 7.
Credit Jeff Higley

Cellist Julian Schwarz performed live in our radio studios at WVPB this Friday. He stopped by to preview his performance of the Dvořák Cello Concerto with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra (9/19 at 8 PM). Maestro Cooper joined Schwarz to discuss the Cello Concerto as well as Beethoven's 7th and Suppé's Light Cavalry Overture, which he will be conducting on this Opening Night Concert. 

Schwarz masterfully performed excerpts from the Dvořák on his cello, which dates back to 1743. He and Cooper dug into the nuts and bolts of the piece with a discussion on many of the elements and contrasting themes that come together in the Concerto. Schwarz says that the cello, "is the hero in this piece," as it boldly contrasts the ominous music of the orchestral introduction. 

Check out the whole segment. Then go to the concert Saturday 9/19 at 8 PM at the Clay Center in Charleston. 

Tickets and more information: http://wvsymphony.org/