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Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra Hosts Acclaimed Violinist Nikkanen at Season-Opening Concert Oct. 22

Posted on October 13, 2012 in: Academics, Arts, Events, Faculty & Staff, Spotlight, Students
The Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra presents its season-opening concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 22 at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox (1001 W. Sprague Ave.). Directed by Kevin Hekmatpanah, the orchestra will perform Borodin’s “Polovetsian Dances,” Gershwin’s “An American In Paris,” and Sibelius’ Violin Concerto. Photo: Keith Currie

Kevin Hekmatpanah directs. Keith Currie photo

Features Works by Borodin, Gershwin, and Sibelius

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra presents its season-opening concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 22 at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox (1001 W. Sprague Ave.). Directed by Kevin Hekmatpanah, the orchestra will perform Borodin’s “Polovetsian Dances,” Gershwin’s “An American In Paris,” and Sibelius’ Violin Concerto.

The concert will feature Kurt Nikkanen, one of America’s most renowned violinists, during Sibelius’ Violin Concerto. Nikkanen made his Carnegie Hall debut at age 12 while performing with the New York Symphony and debuted with the New York Philharmonic at age 14. Nikkanen went on to attend and graduate from the Juilliard School and has since performed with orchestras, symphonies, and philharmonics worldwide. Some notable ensembles he has performed with include the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the BBC Symphony and BBC Philharmonic, and the Perth Symphony Orchestra. Nikkanen also is concertmaster of the New York City Ballet Orchestra.

General admission is $12, $10 for students and seniors (free to GU faculty, students and staff). Tickets are available either by calling (509) 624-1200 or by visiting the ticket office at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox.

For more information about this or other Gonzaga music department concerts, please call (509) 313-6733 or visit the music department website [www.gonzaga.edu/music].

* A free shuttle service will take Gonzaga University faculty, staff and students to the Fox Theater, departing from St. Aloysius Church at 6:40 p.m. & 7:05 p.m. The shuttle also will take GU community members back to campus after the concert.

 

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