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PHILADELPHIA, PA (September 17, 2019)

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia opens its 55th season with Music Director Dirk Brossé and the return of Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Martinez.

Gabriela Martinez plays Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21, a return to Philadelphia after first appearing with the ensemble in 2012.

Program also to include
Joseph Haydn’s “March for the Royal Society of Musicians”
Michael Nyman’s “The Piano” for Strings
Steven Gerber’s Ode for String Orchestra
Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 6

October 6 and 7, 2019 at the Perelman Theater

 

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia (COP) and Music Director Dirk Brossé will begin the orchestra’s 55th season on Sunday, October 6 in the intimate Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. The program feature’s Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21, whose famous second movement theme has been featured in countless other media, perhaps most famously in the 1967 Swedish film, Elvira Madigan. A second performance follows in the evening on Monday, October 7. Maestro Brossé is joined by pianist Gabriela Martinez, who regularly tours as a guest artist and solo recital player internationally.

Born in Venezuela, Martinez started her piano studies in Caracas with her mother, and went on to attend The Juilliard School in New York, studying with Yoheved Kaplinsky. In her last appearance with the COP, The Chestnut Hill Local said that she “drew an expressive tone from Perelman’s own Steinway concert grand, uncovered countless inner voices, shaped every phrase with delicate tenderness, projected pyrotechnical brilliance for stunning dramatic effects, and worked beautifully with both her conductor and her colleagues.” Ms. Martinez was the First Prize winner of the Anton G. Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Dresden, and a semifinalist at the 12th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, where she also received the Jury Discretionary Award.

The program also feature’s Joseph Haydn’s “March for the Royal Society of Musicians”; Michael Nyman’s “The Piano” for Strings; Steven Gerber’s Ode for String Orchestra; and Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 6. Maestro Brossé’s selection from the film score for Jane Campion’s Academy Award winning film The Piano follows his other successful work in film where he was selected by John Williams to conduct the international “Star Wars in Concert” world tour, and also received an Emmy nomination in 2013 for his work as a composer on HBO’s Parade’s End miniseries starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

 

Tickets for these performances start at $27 and can be purchased online, by phone, or in person though Ticket Philadelphia. These performances are also part of the Chamber Orchestra’s Subscription offers.

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