Nielsen's Violin Concerto – Laura Motchalov, soloist
New music by Benjamin Harris
Mahler's Symphony No. 6, movements 2 & 3
Bellefield Hall Auditorium, free
University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra features PSO Violinist Laura Motchalov performing Nielsen’s Violin Concerto, movements 2 and 3 of Mahler’s Symphony No. 6
The University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming concert will feature Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra violinist Laura Motchalov performing Nielsen’s Violin Concerto. Pitt’s orchestra will also continue its presentation of Mahler’s Symphony No. 6, performing the second and third movements of that work, performing the entire symphony for its final concert of the season on April 16.
Canadian violinist Laura Motchalov joined the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra during the 2003–04 season. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree and Performer's Certificate from the Eastman School of Music and a Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music. Motchalov will perform Nielsen’s Violin Concerto in preparation for her appearance in the Carl Nielsen International Competition taking place in Odense, Denmark from May 30–June 9.
The University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performs not only works of the standard art music literature, but new works, especially those of Pitt's student composers. Outstanding students appear as concerto soloists, and the personnel consists of music students, students from the University at large, faculty, staff, and members of the metropolitan community.