El Paso Symphony Orchestra

Tuesday at 8pm

KTEP is proud to present the 2014-2015 season of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Music Director Bohuslav Rattay.

Czech conductor Bohuslav Rattay is a busy ambassador for classical music, working with orchestras across the globe to produce symphonic works of all kinds to a diverse audience. The Music Director of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra also serves as Music Director for the Midland Symphony Orchestra and the Lake Charles Symphony Orchestra. As he gains a reputation as one of the finest young talents of his generation, Mr. Rattay combines impassioned and virtuosic musicianship with a determination to bring great music into the lives of all people.

Mr. Rattay holds degrees from the Prague Conservatory, Rice University and the Peabody Institute of Music. He names Gustav Meier, Larry Rachleff, Benjamin Kamins, and Neeme Jarvi as his most influential teachers. Bohuslav divides his time between the United States and Europe, always continuing his quest to find new ways to bring great music into the lives of people on both continents.

Anna Vayman, violin
Brahms:
  Symphony No. 3
Shostakovich:  Violin Concerto No. 1
 

Guest Conductor Leonardo Gasparini
Verdi:
  I Vespri Siciliani, overture
Ponceh:  Concierto Romantico (Mauricio Nader, piano)
Verdi:  Inverno and Primavera from I Vespri Siciliani
Ravel:  La Valse

Cypress String Quartet
Janáček:
  Zárlivost, overture
Elgar:  Introduction and Allegro
Bruckner:  Symphony No. 4

Mozart: Symphony in F Major, K 19a
Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony for Strings in C minor
Al-Zand:  The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad
Golka:  The Transit of Venus (World Premiere) featuring Richard Biaggini, violin
Beethoven:  Symphony No. 5

Debussy:  Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Rachmaninoff:  Piano Concerto No. 2 (Natasha Paremski, piano)
Debussy:  La Mer