Classical Music Concert
A spectacular program with two world-renowned soloists.
Orion Weiss, piano
Andrés Cárdenes, violin
Bach/Brahms Chaconne for the Left Hand
Debussy La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune from Préludes book II
Albéniz El Puerto from Iberia book I
Chopin Barcarolle in F-sharp major, Op. 60
Brahms Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108
One of the most sought-after soloists in his generation of young American musicians, the pianist Orion Weiss has performed with the major American orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and New York Philharmonic. His deeply felt and exceptionally crafted performances go far beyond his technical mastery and have won him worldwide acclaim. Named the Classical Recording Foundation’s Young Artist of the Year in September 2010, in the summer of 2011 Weiss made his debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood as a last-minute replacement for Leon Fleisher. Weiss’s impressive list of awards includes the Gilmore Young Artist Award, an Avery Fisher Career Grant, and the Gina Bachauer Scholarship at the Juilliard School.
Since capturing the Second Prize in the 1982 Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition in Moscow, Mr. Cárdenes has appeared as a soloist with over one hundred orchestras on four continents, including those of Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Moscow, and St. Louis. Chosen by Lorin Maazel to be his concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony, Andrés Cárdenes spent 20 years with the orchestra working with the world’s greatest conductors, including Mariss Jansons, Charles Dutoit, and Manfred Honeck. For over 30 years he has taught as Distinguished Professor of Violin at Carnegie Mellon University. Visit Website