Inspiration & Interpretation

Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra is delighted to invite you to a free presentation of "Inspiration & Interpretation" on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at 7:30 PM, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1400 G Street, Woodbridge, Virginia. The concert will begin with Brahms's stately "Academic Festival Overture" and end with Sibelius's soaring "Symphony No. 2."


The program also features classical music's dynamic duo, MARCOLIVIA. OBCO will accompany them in a performance of Bruch's "Double Concerto." MARCOLIVIA has been featured many times on NPR's "Performance Today" and “Front Row Washington”. They have been regular guest artists at the Tokyo College of Music, Japan, and have performed for the Federal Reserve Board in Washington DC, for the Hungarian American Coalition at the Cosmos Club, and annually at the Phillips Collection (where they are included on several CDs of Series Highlights and Distinguished Performers), also the Kennedy Center, Strathmore, Cleveland Museum Of Art, Merkin Hall and Symphony Space, NYC. Ms. Hajioff, a Fulbright scholar, received a BBC Young Musician of the Year Award and was also a prize winner in the European Violin competition. In her native England she has performed chamber music at the Dartington International Festival with David Owen Norris and Stephen Kovacevich. She has also performed with Edgar Meyer, Awadagin Pratt and Led Zeppelin. She has concertized throughout Europe and the U.S. notably in London’s Wigmore Hall, the South Bank, Cheltenham Festival, Paderewski Hall in Switzerland, and the Kennedy Center. Arnold Steinhardt (Guarneri Quartet) described her as a “compelling performer”. Mr. Ramirez has concertized throughout Europe and North America, performing at such halls as the Tretyakov Museum in Moscow, Carnegie Recital Hall, and the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, with chamber musicians including Wendy Warner and Christopher Shih. His recitals have been broadcast on many radio stations, including those in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. Among his awards are First Prizes in the Henryk Szeryng Competition, the Parisot-Friedman International Competition, and the Cavallaro International Competition for a two-year Fellowship to Yale University. From 1983-1986,he was invited by Henryk Szeryng to study and tour with him, visiting many European cities. The Washington Post has described his playing as “intensely beautiful”. the County.

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