Syracuse Symphony Orchestra to Perform at Hamilton

The Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, under thedirection of Fabio Mechetti, will perform on Sunday, Feb. 25, at 3 p.m., inWellin Hall of the Schambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts.Admission is $13 for the general public and $4 for students.

Guest performer Horacio Gutiérrez, considered among the foremostpianists of the day, will join the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra.Gutiérrez is consistently praised by critics and audiences alike for thepoetic insight and technical mastery he brings to an unusually variedrepertoire. Since his professional debut in 1970 with the Los AngelesPhilharmonic and conductor Zubin Mehta, Gutiérrez has appeared regularlywith the world's greatest orchestras and on its major recital series. He hasperformed with the orchestras of Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Detroit,Boston, Seattle and Houston, among many others. He recently toured Japan withthe National Symphony Orchestra and has appeared with the Bavarian RadioOrchestra.

In 1986, Gutiérrez won an Emmy Award for his fourth appearance with theChamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. A frequent soloist at LincolnCenter's Mostly Mozart Festival, his performances there have included a "LiveFrom Lincoln Center" telecast. He has appeared on The Tonight Show andhas been widely acclaimed for his television performances in Great Britain andFrance.

Maestro Fabio Mechetti begins his third year as music director of the SyracuseSymphony Orchestra in the 1995-96 season. He was associate conductor and laterresident conductor and music advisor of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra duringthe four years prior to his appointment as music director.

Since earning masters' degrees in conducting and composition from TheJuilliard School of Music in 1984, Mechetti has conducted several internationalorchestras including the Sao Paulo Symphony, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and theDanish Radio Orchestra, along with a number of orchestras in the U.S.

In 1989, Mechetti won Denmark's prestigious Nicolai Malko InternationalConducting Competition. In 1993, he was selected by the American SymphonyOrchestra League as one of two conductors to participate in the LeonardBernstein American Conductors Program in which he made his Carnegie Halldebut.

The concert program will include The Moldau from Ma vlast byBedrich Smetana, Paul Hindemith's Mathis der Maler and Johannes Brahms,Concerto No.1 in D Minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 15.

The performance, which is part of the Music at Hamilton Artists Series, hasbeen made possible through the generous support of the Lee H. Bristol, Jr. Fundfor the Performing Arts.

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