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Cellist Julian Schwarz will join us live on radio during Classical Music with Matt Jackfert starting at 2:06 PM this Friday (9/18).
Schwarz will discuss his upcoming performance of the Dvořák Cello Concerto with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra as well as his career that’s been skyrocketing in the short time since his orchestral debut at age 11.
Schwarz made that debut with the Seattle Symphony while playing the Saint-Saens Cello Concerto under the direction of his father, renowned conductor, Gerard Schwarz.
Tickets for the concert can be purchased at wvsymphony.org.
Here is an overview of his schedule with the symphony this weekend:
Friday, September 18
NOON Lunchtime Lecture: Where Music Meets the Humanities–Music of Dvorak
Clay Center, featuring Maestro Grant Cooper and Guest Soloist Julian Schwarz
Saturday, September 19
9:30 a.m. OLLI class session: How an Orchestra Works
7:00 p.m. Preludes pre-concert lecture
7:40 p.m. Champagne Toast to kick off the season!
8:00 p.m. OPENING NIGHT CONCERT
featuring Julian Schwarz, cello
All events are at the Clay Center in Charleston. More at wvsymphony.org.