Bozeman, March 2017 – The Bozeman Symphony presents performances of Songs of Destiny on Saturday, March 4th at 7:30pm & Sunday, March 5th at 2:30pm, both performances held at Willson Auditorium (404 West Main Street) in downtown Bozeman. A struggle with Fate, a plea for peace, and an epic orchestral masterpiece await. The orchestra and symphonic choir will present one of Johannes Brahms most profound compositions—his Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny), and for one of Leonard Bernstein’s most joyful and exuberant—the beloved Chichester Psalms. Then, renowned cellist Adrian Daurov takes the stage performing the epic Concerto in B minor by Antonín Dvořák—a work most of us consider a full-scale symphony with cello soloist. This one is a must see, and hear! Stunning!
Several talented singers from the Chief Joseph Middle School Choir auditioned for the boy soprano solo featured in Chichester Psalms and the Symphony is thrilled to announce Carson Knoll as the talented young singer. Additional soloists from the Symphonic Choir, Kody Van Dyke (soprano), Mandy Bowker (alto), Jeff Abelin (tenor) and Doug Anderson (baritone), will be featured.
A native of St. Petersburg, Russia and now living in New York City, cellist ADRIAN DAUROV is one of the most dazzling artists of his generation.
Adrian Daurov, at the age of 15, made his debut as soloist with the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra. Subsequently, he earned top honors at three international competitions – Bulgaria’s 1st International Music Competition “Coast of Hope” (First Prize, 1996); The Netherlands’ Peter De Grote International Music Competition (Grand Prix, 2002); New York City’s L.I.S.M.A. International Music Competition (First Prize, 2004). In 2004, he toured as soloist with the St. Petersburg Chamber Orchestra, performing in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Warsaw and throughout Germany, and was appointed to the dual position of principal cellist and soloist with the Bayreuth Youth Festival Orchestra, under the baton of Peter Gulke. 2008 heard him as a featured participant in a gala Carnegie Hall concert celebrating Russia’s Independence Day, a program that included the distinguished Russian singers Yelena Obratztsova and Vladimir Galouzine.
After studying at the St. Petersburg Conservatory, Adrian Daurov was awarded the Jerome L. Greene Scholarship for advanced studies at The Juilliard School with the renowned cello pedagogue David Soyer (of the Guarneri Quartet). At Juilliard, he completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, graduating in 2009. While still in school, he was appointed principal cellist of The Chamber Orchestra of New York; a year later, in 2008, he formed his own ensemble – now the award-winning Voxare String Quartet, with which he still tours. Mr. Daurov has also collaborated in chamber music programs with pianists Alexander Ghindin and Olga Vinokur, violinist Mark Peskanov and flutist Eugenia Zukerman. In 2012, he teamed up with the award-winning pianist Spencer Myer to form the Daurov/Myer Duo. Mr. Daurov’s current season is highlighted by debuts with the Bozeman, Kalamazoo, Ridgefield and Westerville symphony orchestras and Long Island’s Massapequa Philharmonic Orchestra.
Passionately devoted to the music of our own time, Adrian Daurov has already presented the world premieres of two important works – In 2008, Fountains of Fin for flute, violin and cello by the Persian composer Behzad Ranjbaran and, in 2009, The Epistle – Concerto for Cello & Chamber Choir by the Siberian composer Yuri Yukechev, written for Mr. Daurov and the Russian Chamber Chorus of New York, Nikolai Kachanov, Artistic Director.
Adrian Daurov’s artistry has been heard on several radio and television stations, including WNYC, WQXR and NTV-America. He is also featured on a recent album by the young New York City-based jazz star Romain Collin.
Adrian Daurov performs on a magnificent 1989 cello crafted by John Terry in Florence, Italy.
These performances would not be possible without strong community support and sponsorship. This concert weekend is sponsored by Big Sky Western Bank for Saturday’s performance and Sunday’s performance by Judith King. Adult ticket prices range from $27.00-$67.00. Individual tickets are available for purchase online at bozemansymphony.org, by calling 406-585-9774, or at the Bozeman Symphony office located at 1001 West Oak Street, Suite 110. Student discounts are available. Tickets may be purchased for rush, based on availability on Friday, March 3rd. Please contact the Bozeman Symphony for more information on rush tickets and purchase locations. Join Maestro Matthew Savery, Choir Director Jon Harney, and the orchestra and choir musicians for a reception immediately following each performance at the Emerson Cultural Center, Weaver Room, catered by Corner Bakery Café,
located at 111 S. Grand Ave.