For Immediate Release – August 20, 2012
KEVIN RHODES CONDUCTS THE PRO ARTE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF BOSTON IN ITS SEASON OPENING CONCERT SEPTEMBER 9, 2012
Arturo Delmoni performs Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with the Orchestra
BOSTON, August 20, 2012 – Music Director Kevin Rhodes leads the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston in the first concert of its 2012-2013 season with an all-Beethoven program including the Violin Concerto featuring Arturo Delmoni, and Symphony No. 4 on Sunday, September 9 at Sanders Theatre at Harvard University at 3:00 p.m.
Kevin Rhodes became Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra’s Music Director with its 2010 concert season. Mr. Rhodes served as its Guest Conductor in two well received concerts in the 2007 and 2008 concert seasons. This season he celebrates his tenth year as Music Director of both the Springfield Symphony Orchestra in Massachusetts and the Traverse Symphony Orchestra in Michigan. His tenure at these orchestras has been marked by critical acclaim as well as sold out houses. He will make his debut this season with the Dutch National Ballet and returns to the Paris Ballet for three productions, conducting nearly 50 performances with them. He also returns to the La Scala Opera House for a production of Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet.
Arturo Delmoni is one of the most celebrated artists of his generation. His remarkably distinct playing embodies the romantic warmth that is the special province of the great virtuosi of the golden age of violin playing. Yo-Yo Ma describes Delmoni as “an enormously gifted musician and an impeccable violinist. His playing style is unique, and his gorgeous sound is reminiscent of that of great violinists from a bygone era.” Glenn Dicterow, concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, says “Delmoni’s playing always goes right to the heart and his charisma is irresistible.” Delmoni’s stylish, elegant interpretations of classical masterpieces have earned him critical acclaim in the United States and abroad.
PRO ARTE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Sunday, September 9, 2012, 3:00 p.m.
Sanders Theatre, Harvard University
45 Quincy Street, Cambridge
Kevin Rhodes, Conductor
Arturo Delmoni, Violin
Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra
Beethoven, Violin Concerto, Op.61
Beethoven, Symphony No. 4, Op. 60
Tickets: $15-$70. Tickets are available at www.proarte.org, by phone at (617) 779-0900, at Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra offices at 75 Arlington Street, Suite 500, Boston, and at the Harvard Box Office, Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge.
Founded in 1978 by Harvard Chaplain and visionary Larry Hill, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston is New England’s only professional cooperative orchestra. Its players are among the area’s finest free-lance musicians, and they perform regularly with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, the Boston Symphony, the Boston Ballet, Handel and Haydn Society, and the Boston Lyric Opera. Pro Arte seeks to make classical music accessible to the entire community. Through its Access to the Best Music program, low income, at-risk, disabled, and elderly individuals receive free or discounted admission to Orchestra events and many of the best seats in the house. For more information, please contact the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston at firstname.lastname@example.org or (617) 779-0900, or visit the website at www.proarte.org.