On Friday, November 1, 2013 at 7:30pm, renowned violinist Philippe Quint will be the featured soloist with Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra (LSO) led by Music Director Edward Polochick at the Lied Center for the Performing Arts (12th & Q Streets), performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. The concert also includes T!ru Takemitsu’s How Slow the Wind and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 in D Major. This performance mark Quint’s debut with the LSO.
Quint’s appearance in Lincoln coincides with the release of his new album titled Opera Breve, which will be released digitally on October 1, 2013 and physically on November 5, 2013 by Avanticlassic. The recording, with pianist Lily Maisky, is a unique collection of opera transcriptions for violin and piano featuring both popular and rare songs and arias, including Tchaikovsky’s “Lensky’s Aria” from Eugene Onegin arr. Auer, Rossini’s “Paraphrase on Largo al factotum” from Il Barbiere di Siviglia arr. Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Jascha Heifetz’s arrangement of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess Suite, and more. Opera Breve also introduces some of the first of Philippe Quint’s own arrangements. Following Opera Breve, Quint’s recording of the work he is performing in Lincoln – Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto – with the Sofia Philharmonic led by conductor Martin Panteleev, paired with Anton Arensky’s String Quartet No. 2, Op. 35 (for violin, viola, and two cellos) written in memory of Tchaikovsky, will be released in spring 2014. These discs are Quint’s second and third recordings as part of his new multi-album agreement with Avanticlassic, where he joins such luminaries as Martha Argerich and Roby Lakatos. His first album for the label, a recording of the Mendelssohn and Bruch Violin Concertos and Beethoven’s Romances with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería led by Carlos Miguel Prieto, was released last year.
Gramophone described Quint’s performance as “pure sound and refined expression. An account well worth hearing.” Philippe Quint is a multifaceted artist whose wide range of interests has led to several Grammy nominations for his albums, performances with major orchestras throughout the world at venues ranging from the Gewandhaus in Leipzig to Carnegie Hall in New York, a leading role in a major independent film called Downtown Express, and explorations of tango with his band The Quint Quintet. Highlights of his 2013-2014 season include performances with the London Philharmonic led by Damian Iorio, The Phoenix Symphony with Gregory Vajda, San Antonio Symphony with Cristian Macelaru, Rochester Philharmonic with Fabien Gabel, and Jacksonville Symphony with André Raphel, as well as return performances and a new recording with the Bochumer Symphoniker and Steven Sloane.
Philippe Quint will perform with Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra on Friday, November 1st at 7:30pm at the Lied Center for the Performing Arts, located at 12th & Q Streets in Lincoln, Nebraska . Tickets are $5-$30 and are available at www.lincolnsymphony.org or 402.476.2211