Marcelo Lehninger, guest conductor
Andrei Ionita, cello
RAVEL Mother Goose Suite
SHOSTAKOVICH Cello Concerto No. 1
MUSSORGSKY Night on Bald Mountain
International Tchaikovsky Competition winner Andrei Ionita has been dubbed “one of the most exciting cellists to have emerged for a decade” (The Times). Be there as this 23-year-old sensation makes his North American concert debut with a barn burner by Shostakovich. An evening of Russian fire and French luster also features a fiendish favorite by Mussorgsky and Debussy’s airy, luminous reveries of drifting clouds and sirens’ songs.
Join conductors and special guests for a free, fun, and lively discussion about the music before each Philharmonics Series concert. Talks start one hour before the concert and end with ample time for you to refresh before the concert begins. Talks are held on the orchestra level of the Eastman Theatre.