Daniel Meyer, Artistic Director Mark Kosower, cello
Program Rossini:String Sonata No. 3 Vaughan Williams: Charterhouse Suite Boccherini:Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Major Mark Kosower, cello Tchaikovsky: Andante Cantabile in B major for Cello and Strings Mark Kosower, cello Described as “a virtuoso of staggering prowess” Mark Kosower, principal cello of the Cleveland Orchestra joins the WSO for a special Valentine’s weekend concert to perform the great Italian cellist and composer Luigi Boccherini’s Cello Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s Andante Cantabile in B major for Cello and Strings. The program also features Rossini’s charming String Sonata No. 3 and Vaughn Williams’ Charterhouse Suite. No. 7. Conducted by Daniel Meyer, Artistic Director
*Not valid on previous purchases. May not be combined with any other discounts or offers. Non-transferable.
Meet Mark Kosower, cello
A modern player with a “signature sound” and distinctive style of playing, cellist Mark Kosower embodies the concept of the complete musician performing as concerto soloist with symphony orchestras, in solo recitals and with pianist Jee-Won Oh, and as a much admired and sought-after chamber musician. He is Principal Cello of the Cleveland Orchestra, a scholar and teacher of cello at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and the Kent/Blossom Music Festival. Mark’s performance repertoire and discography are testaments to deep devotion, not only to frequently heard repertoires such as Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations and concertos of Haydn, Walton, Elgar and Dvořák but, significantly, to less well-known concertos of Alberto Ginastera, Miklos Rozsa, Frederich Gulda and Victor Herbert. Mr. Kosower has recorded for the Ambitus, Delos, Naxos International, and VAI labels, including as the first cellist to record the complete music for solo cello of Alberto Ginastera (Naxos). He was described as a “powerful advocate of Ginastera’s art” by MusicWeb International, and Strings Magazine noted of his Hungarian music album (also with Naxos) that “the music allows Kosower to showcase his stunning virtuosity, passionate intensity, and elegant phrasing.”
Kosower is known for a varied traditional and contemporary repertoire. His many honors include an Avery Fisher Career Grant, a SONY Grant, and was the top prize winner in both the Rostropovich and Pablo Casals International Cello Competitions, among others.
Other orchestral appearances have included symphony orchestras throughout the US, Europe, and Asia, and recitals at the Kennedy Center, Aspen Music Festival, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, the National Gallery of Art, on the Great Performer’s Series at Lincoln Center. the Chatelet in Paris, the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, and the Teatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro.
In addition to his busy performing career, Mark is also a dedicated teacher. He is on the cello faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Kent/Blossom Music Festival. Kosower gives masterclasses around the world.
Classical Heart Orchestra
Daniel Meyer, Artistic Director and Conductor
Maureen Conlon-Gutierrez, guest concertmaster
Josh Huang, acting associate concertmaster
Dena Miller, assistant concertmaster
Samantha Nelson, acting principal
Katherine Araya Riffo, acting assistant principal
David Sinclair, principal
Maija Anstine, acting assistant principal
Nadine Sherman, acting principal
Will Teegarden, acting assistant principal
Jacob McAleavey, acting principal
Joseph Hernandez, acting assistant principal
Maxim Returns – Season Finale Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. Live-streamed Cindy McTee: Adagio Efraín Amaya: Angelica Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 Maxim Lando, piano >TICKETS The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra presents Maxim Returns, the season finale of its Front Row Season on May 1, 2021, at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The digital concert will be… Read More
The Four Seasons Saturday, March 20 at 7:30 PM Livestream concert The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra presents The Four Seasons as part of its Front Row Season on Saturday, March 20, 2021, at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The digital concert will be live-streamed. The concert features Bella Hristova performing Antonio Vivaldi’s complete The Four Seasons. The evening… Read More
Westmoreland Symphony presents Classical Heart, a Livestream concert featuring Mark Kosower Greensburg, PA – The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra presents Classical Heart as part of its Front Row Season on February 13, 2021, at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The digital concert will be live-streamed. The concert features Cleveland Orchestra’s principal cello Mark Kosower performing Boccherini’s Cello… Read More