Opening Night 2016

October 1, 2016 – 7:30 p.m.
The Palace Theatre
Conducted by Artistic Director Daniel Meyer
Rossini: William Tell Overture
Aleksandr Arutiunian: Trumpet Concerto
Brandon Ridenour, trumpet
Dvořák: Symphony No. 8
Program Notes

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Heralding in the new season is one of classical music most popular melodies – Rossini’s triumphant William Tell Overture. Julliard graduate and multiple-award winner, Brandon Ridenour, trumpet performs Aleksandr Arutiunian’s colorful Trumpet Concerto. The evening concludes with Dvořák’s bohemian-inspired Symphony No. 8.

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A virtuoso trumpeter and composer, Brandon Ridenour is a winner of the 2014 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition. His wide-ranging activities as a soloist and chamber musician, paired with his passion for composing and arranging, are evident in his versatile performances and unique repertoire. Read more