Opening Night Program Features Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, and Dvorak, with Soloist Yun-Chin Zhou, Piano.
Experience the color, drama, and excitement of a live symphony orchestra with Maestro Bruce Hangen and the Orchestra of Indian Hill on Saturday, September 23 at Littleton High School Performing Arts Center, 56 King Street, Littleton, MA. Their program will feature Tchaikovsky’s timeless Piano Concerto No. 1 with guest soloist Yun-Chin Zhou; Dvorak’s Symphony No. 6; and Berlioz’s Overture to Benvenuto Cellini.
The concert begins at 7:30pm with a pre-concert talk by Maestro Hangen at 6:30pm, and is followed by the ‘Encore Café’ post-concert Q@A with Hangen and Zhou. Tickets are $20, $35, and $50 online or by calling (978) 486-9524 x116. (Indian Hill Music Students receive free admission to orchestra concerts.)This concert is sponsored by Murphy Insurance Agency. Season media sponsor: Wicked Local.
“What an exciting way to begin the season!” says Hangen. “We’re showcasing three unrelated composers whose works complement each other: from Tchaikovsky’s piano concerto with a terrific guest artist; to the dramatic, even jubilant symphony of Dvorak; and all beginning with the dashingly brilliant colorizations of Hector Berlioz’s overture.”
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Young Concert Artist and award-winning pianist, Yun-Chin Zhou is guest soloist on Tchaikovsky’s concerto. A native of Shenyang, China, Zhou (whose given name means pure melody) has been hailed as a “dashing virtuoso … complete with dazzling fingerwork and shapely phrasing” (Cleveland Plain Dealer).
The Huffington Post adds: “Zhou was far and beyond anyone I have heard in many years: an original character, insightful musicianship, breathtaking technique, and best of all, he conveyed true joy in playing… there was passion, expressivity, serenity, generosity, humanism, fireworks and the sparkling of youth at every turn.”
Maestro Bruce Hangen began his Orchestra of Indian Hill affiliation in the 1997 Season. He is also Director of Orchestral Activities at The Boston Conservatory and Principal Conductor of the Boston Conservatory Orchestra. Known for his ability to make music come alive for audiences everywhere, Hangen is a frequent guest conductor of the country’s leading orchestras. He was Principal Guest Conductor of the Boston Pops for over 20 years and has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, Dallas Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, Houston Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, New Zealand Symphony, and Baltimore Symphony.
Now in its 32nd year, Indian Hill Music is a thriving non-profit regional center for music education and performance located in Littleton, Massachusetts. One of only a small group of non-profit organizations nationwide that encompasses a community music school, professional orchestra, and outreach programs, Indian Hill Music serves 79 communities ranging from Greater Boston to Southern New Hampshire. We are motivated by the belief that music inspires both our hearts and our minds, encourages the growth and development of the “whole person,” and is integral to the lives of the individuals and communities we serve.
In August 2015, Indian Hill Music publicly confirmed that it had purchased property in neighboring Groton. As a result of generous contributed revenue, the IHM community is thrilled to move forward with an exciting new phase of the organization’s future. Anticipated to open in late 2020, the new Music Center at Indian Hill in Groton will integrate a wide range of performances with our educational and outreach programs to ensure everyone can access the many facets of music.