SPOKANE, Wash. – The Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kevin Hekmatpanah, will present its spring program, featuring internationally acclaimed piano soloist Navah Perlman at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 3 at Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox (1001 W. Sprague Ave.).
General admission is $13 and $10 for non-GU students and seniors. This performance is free to GU faculty, students and staff. Tickets are either available by calling (509) 624-1200 or by visiting the ticket office at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox.
The event opens with Beethoven’s majestic “Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor,” followed by Tchaikovsky’s dramatic “Fifth Symphony No. 5.” The piano concerto will feature Perlman who is known for her lyrical eloquence on the stage, and has established herself as one of the most poetic and admired pianists of her generation. She has performed to critical acclaim in major concert venues throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
With violinists Toby and Itzhak Perlman as parents, it was natural that Navah Perlman was drawn to music and performing. She began her piano studies at age 6 with Ronit Amir Lowenthal and later attended the Juilliard School where she worked with Herbert Stessin. She also studied chamber music with Robert Mann, Felix Galimir, and Dorothy DeLay. She has appeared with numerous orchestras in major concert venues throughout the world. In addition to her successful solo career, she collaborates in chamber music with violinist Philippe Quint and cellist Zuill Bailey as the Perlman/Quint/Bailey Trio, which has performed at major concert halls, festivals and universities across North America.
A free shuttle bus for Gonzaga faculty, staff and students will depart from St. Aloysius Church at 6:40 p.m. and 7:05 p.m., returning to the church after the performance.
For more information about this or other Gonzaga music department concerts, please call (509) 313-6733 or visit the orchestra’s website.