Shepherd School East Coast tour to include Meyerhoff, Carnegie halls
HOUSTON – (April 24, 2013) – Rice University’s Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra will embark on an East Coast tour in February 2014 culminating in debut performances at Baltimore’s Meyerhoff Symphony Hall Feb. 15 and New York’s Carnegie Hall Feb. 18.
Larry Rachleff, the Shepherd School’s director of orchestras and the Walter Kris Hubert Professor of Music, will conduct the orchestra. The concerts will feature a double bill of faculty soloists: Professor of Piano Jon Kimura Parker in Baltimore and Professor of Violin Cho-Liang Lin in New York.
“The Shepherd School is incredibly proud to be making symphonic debuts on these two renowned concert stages,” said Robert Yekovich, Shepherd School dean and the Elma Schneider Professor of Music. “This distinct privilege affirms the Shepherd School’s rank within the highest echelon of collegiate-level orchestral programs. Such an honor speaks to the exceptional artistry of our students and faculty.”
Founded in 1975, the Shepherd School is one of the nation’s youngest major university-level music programs. In its short history, the school has built one of the nation’s pre-eminent orchestral programs under the artistic direction of Rachleff. Having amassed a premier group of artist-teachers, the school attracts the nation’s most promising young musicians in training.
Prior to departing for its New York and Baltimore engagements, the orchestra will present both tour programs at the Shepherd School Feb. 8 and 13.
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