Ithaca College Concerts
|Syracuse Symphony Orchestra|
|Monday, February 2, 2009|
8:15 p.m., Ford Hall
Daniel Hege, music director
Elmar Oliveira, violin
Mendelssohn: Symphony no. 4 in A major, op. 30
Barber: Concerto for Violin, op. 14
Respighi: Roman Festivals
An Ensemble of Acclaim
The Syracuse Symphony Orchestra quickly evolved from its beginning in 1961 as a community orchestra into a fully professional resident orchestra serving the entire Central and Northern New York State region. Today an ensemble of national acclaim, the symphony boasts 79 musicians and a conducting staff of international caliber, and performs 193 full-orchestra and chamber ensemble concerts throughout Central and Northern New York, reaching more than 225,000 audience members during its 39-week season.
Now in his eighth season as music director of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Hege is recognized as one of America's finest young conductors, and has earned acclaim for his fresh interpretations of the standard repertoire and his commitment to creative programming. In 2001, he finished a five-year tenure as resident conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, where he worked closely with David Zinman and Yuri Temirkanov.