Violinist Elena Urioste will perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s beloved Violin Concerto with the Reno Chamber Orchestra on Saturday, September 15 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 16 at 2:00 p.m. at UNR’s Nightingale Concert Hall.
These opening concerts of the RCO’s 2012-13 season will be conducted by Theodore Kuchar, beginning his tenth season as RCO music director. The performances also feature the Dances of Galánta by Kodály and the Symphony No. 2 by Saint-Saëns.
Ticket prices range from $20 to $40 for adults, and everyone eighteen and younger and all full-time students can attend for $5.
Tickets and more information are available at RenoChamberOrchestra.org or by calling (775) 348-9413.
Elena Urioste, featured on the cover of Symphony magazine as an emerging artist to watch, has performed with acclaimed American orchestras like the Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and Boston Pops, as well as major European orchestras such as the London Philharmonic, Wurzburg Philharmonic, and Hungary’s Orchestra Dohnányi Budafok. As first-place laureate in both the Junior and Senior divisions of the Sphinx Competition, she debuted at Carnegie Hall in 2004 and has returned annually as soloist. She has been a featured artist in the Marlboro, Ravinia, La Jolla, and Sarasota Chamber Music Festivals, as well as Switzerland’s Sion Valais International Music Festival.
Ms. Urioste was recently selected by the British Broadcasting Company as a BBC New Generation Artist, a prestigious two-year program that includes commercial and studio recordings, recitals, and engagements with BBC orchestras and at music festivals throughout the United Kingdom. She is also the recipient of the inaugural Sphinx Medal of Excellence, London Music Masters Award, a Salon de Virtuosi career grant, and a first-prize winner of the Sion International Violin Competition. Her media credits include the popular radio programs From the Top and Performance Today, and appearances on Telemundo and NBC’s Today Show. She was recently featured in the 15th anniversary issue of Latinamagazine as one of its “Future Fifteen.”
Reno Chamber Orchestra music director Theodore Kuchar has recently collaborated with famed violinist Joshua Bell on a tour to the major orchestras of South Africa. Coming up during the 2012-13 season are tours to China, Korea and Italy with the Janácek Philharmonic Orchestra, and a tour to China with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Venezuela. One of the most prolifically recorded conductors of his generation, with over 100 compact discs to his credit, Kuchar also serves as artistic director of the Nevada Chamber Music Festival, artistic director and principal conductor of the Fresno Philharmonic, Janácek Philharmonic, and Orquesta Sinfónica de Venezuela, and resident conductor at the Kent/Blossom Music Festival.