Frank Huang (piano) top and Aimon Dwan (cello) botom

Frank Huang (piano) and Aimon Dwan (cello) will perform with The Wooster Symphony Orchestra on Sat. Nov. 10 and Sunday, Nov.11.

 

Wooster Symphony To Perform Grieg, Saint-Saens Nov.10-11

Performances to be held in Gault Recital Hall of Scheide Music Center

November 2, 2012 by Jeffrey Lindberg

The Wooster Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Jeffrey Lindberg, conductor and professor of music, will perform Sat., Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m. and Sun. Nov. 11, 4:00 p.m. at Scheide Music Center, 525 E. University, on the campus of The College of Wooster.

The program will feature pianist Frank Huang, playing Edvard Grieg's piano Concerto in A Minor. Grieg's beloved piano concerto, composed when he was only 25 years old, reflects the Norwegian folk songs of the composer's native country. Huang, who teaches at The College of Wooster and at The Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, has performed throughout North America, South America, and Europe. He is a winner of Artists International Auditions, the International Young Artists Competition, and the 2010 World International Piano competition.

Also featured is cellist Aimon Dwan, playing the third movement of Camille Saint-Saens' cello Concerto No. 1-a piece as popular today as it was when it premiered in Paris in 1873. Dwan, a music education senior at The College of Wooster, has been a soloist with the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra and the Crooked Tree Youth Orchestra and has performed with the semi-professional ensembles Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra and the Gaylord Chamber Orchestra. A student of Heidi Albert, Dwan herself teaches cello privately and will student teach in the Wooster City schools this spring.

The orchestra will open the concert with Carl Maria von Weber's "Overture to Der Freischultz" and Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings."

Tickets are $5 and are available at The Wooster Book Company, Buehler's (Milltown and Towne Market), the Lowry Center Wilson Bookstore on campus, and at the door of the concert. College of Wooster students, faculty, and staff may sign up for complimentary tickets at the Lowry Center front desk. Tickets can also be ordered from the Scheide Music Center Office, 330-263-2419.

Attendees are invited to a reception following the performance.