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Hudson Valley Philharmonic’s 52nd Season Continues w/ Winter Suite

  |   December 4, 2011  |  Comment

Sunday, December 18 – 3pm, at the Bardavon

Featuring HVP String Competition Winner Yoshihiko Nakano

The Bardavon is pleased to continue the 52nd Anniversary Season of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic on Sunday, December 18, at 3pm at the Bardavon in Poughkeepsie. Winter Suite will feature the dynamic HVP String Competition winner Yoshihiko Nakano performing one of the greatest works for viola and orchestra: Bartok’s Viola Concerto, op. posth op BB128. HVP Music Director Randall Craig Fleischer conducts.

The 52nd Anniversary Season is sponsored by Rhinebeck Savings with additional support from the Dr. Jeffrey Perchick Memorial Fund through the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley and WMHT/WRHV FM.

The concert also features Rossini’s La Cenerentola (Cinderella) Overture, Sibelius’ The Swan of Tuonela (Tuonelean Journey) and Tchaikovsky’s’ Suite no. 4, op.61, C major (Morzartiana). Ticket-holders are invited to a pre-concert talk with Maestro Fleischer, Mr. Nakano, and members of the orchestra at 2pm.

Yoshihiko Nakano studies at the Juilliard School, where he is pursuing a Master of Music degree in viola under the tutelage of Michael Tree. He has been a principal violist of the Juilliard Orchestra and a frequent performer with contemporary music group AXIOM.

Nakano has received awards and prizes in numerous competitions, including the Juilliard Concerto Competition, Union League Civic & Art Awards, Northwestern University Concerto Competition, Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition, WAMSO Young Artist Competition, Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition, and Kingsville International Competition. He has appeared as a soloist with the Juilliard Orchestra, Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra, Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra, Northwest Symphony Orchestra, and Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Though now pursuing his career as a violist, Nakano began his musical studies at the age of five on the violin. During high school he studied with Almita and Roland Vamos at the Music Institute of Chicago as a Merit Scholarship recipient. He continued to study with Vamos at Northwestern University where he served as concertmaster and principal violist of the symphony orchestra and earned a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance with Departmental Honors.

Nakano plays on a viola made by Giulio Cesare Gigli (1762) on loan from the Juilliard School.

Tickets are available at various prices ranging from $26 to $48. Student Rush tickets will be available one hour prior to the concert for $20. Tickets can be purchased at:

Bardavon Box Office, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, 845.473.2072

UPAC Box Office, 602 Broadway, Kingston, 845.339.6088

or through TicketMaster 800.745.3000 or www.ticketmaster.com .

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