The Marshall Symphony Orchestra will welcome internationally renown violinist Stephanie Chase for a concert featuring the music of Tchaikovsky, where she will perform that composer’s popular Violin Concerto in D.
The conductor and soloist have collaborated many times in the past. About Ms. Chase, Poling says, “I cannot think of a more expressive and exquisite violinist that I have heard or worked with. I have nothing but admiration for her artistry and cannot wait to perform one of the greatest of all violin works with her and the MSO.”
Stephanie Chase is internationally recognized as one of the violin greats of our era through solo appearances with over 170 orchestras that include the New York, London, and Hong Kong Philharmonics and the Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, Baltimore, and London Symphony Orchestras.
Her interpretations are acclaimed for their “elegance, dexterity, rhythmic vitality and great imagination” (Boston Globe), “stunning power” (Louisville Courier-Journal), “matchless technique” (BBC Music Magazine), and “virtuosity galore” (Gramophone).
A top medalist of the prestigious VII International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, Ms. Chase has performed concerts in twenty-five countries throughout the world and is a recipient of the esteemed Avery Fisher Career Grant.
As soloist she has collaborated with conductors that include Zubin Mehta, Leonard Slatkin, Leon Barzin, Herbert Blomstedt, Frans Brüggen, Marin Alsop, Enrique Diemecke, Christopher Hogwood, Roy Goodman, Hugh Wolff and Stanislaw Skrowaczewski.
With conductor Kenneth Schermerhorn, she was a featured soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic on its first trip ever to the People’s Republic of China – an historic event that garnered worldwide attention.
Stephanie Chase’s world premiere recording on period instruments of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto (on Cala Records, featuring her own cadenzas), is “one of the twenty most outstanding performances in the work’s recorded history” (Beethoven: Violin Concerto; Cambridge University Press) and honored with the highest possible ratings by BBC Music Magazine and Classic CD, including “Record of the Month.” Other recordings by Ms. Chase have been selected by Stereophile as a “Record to Die For” and Gramophone for its “Hot List,” and include three world premieres.
Earlier this month, conductor Poling was awarded the Silver Medal in the international Global Music Awards, for his recording with Giovanni De Chiaro of his Guitar Concert #1 and the London Symphony Orchestra, released last year on the Centaur label. For 34 seasons he has been the Shreveport Symphony’s Associate Conductor, (27 years also as Concertmaster), also serving as music director of the South Arkansas Symphony, the Marshall Symphony Orchestra and the Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet.
Tickets to both events will be available at the door or can be purchased in advance at www.marshallsymphony.com. Tickets for Saturday’s orchestral concert are $25 in advance or $30 at the door with senior and student discounts available at the door. The Marshall Convention Center is located at 2501 East End Blvd. (Highway 59) in Marshall, TX.
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