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ROMANCE of the STAGE & SCREEN$30 – $33
CREATE YOUR OWN (CYO) SUBSCRIPTION BUY SINGLE TICKETS NOWFor decades, musical scores have created the soundscape for romantic movies and musicals we all enjoy! This romantic program, full of unforgettable melodies of the stage and screen will include music from Romeo and Juliet, Gone with the Wind, Cinema Paradiso and many other silver screen favorites.
Saturday, February 23, 2019 7:30pm
Our guest artist, Andrés Cárdenes will perform Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 2. Written for the great Spanish violinist, Pablo de Sarasate and performed in 1877, it is a powerful, expansive and deeply moving piece composed of three movements in the Romantic style of classical music.
Saturday, February 23, 2019 7:30pm at Sandusky State Theatre
Conversation with the Conductor 6:30pm
- To Spring by Dan Perttu, Composer
- Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 2 by Max Bruch played by soloist, Andrés Cárdenes
- Somewhere from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein with Firelands Symphony Chorale
- Richard Rodgers in Concert by Richard Rodgers with Firelands Symphony Chorale
- You’ll Never Walk Alone by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein from “Carousel”
- Tara’s Theme from Gone with the Wind by Max Steiner
- Cinema Paradiso by Ennio Morricone
- Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet
Recognized worldwide as a musical phenomenon, Grammy-nominated Andrés Cárdenes parlays his myriad talents into one of classical music’s most versatile careers. An intensely passionate and personally charismatic artist, Cuban-born Cárdenes has garnered international acclaim from critics and audiences alike for his compelling performances as a violinist, conductor, violist, chamber musician, concertmaster, and recording artist.
Daniel Perttu’s music conveys vivid musical narratives frequently inspired by poetry, art, nature, and the fantastical. His music has been performed in Europe, Asia, South America, and in nearly 40 states across the country, and his orchestral music has been performed by the Moravian Philharmonic in the Czech Republic, the Puget Sound Symphony, the Greenville Symphony, and the Lakeland Civic Orchestra. He is also looking forward to performances of his music by orchestras in Europe, South America, and of course the United States in 2019, including the premiere of his First Piano Concerto, “Elvendream,” by Orchestra Omaha and a subsequent performance by the Oklahoma Composers’ Orchestra.
Performances of his music have also occurred in numerous arts festivals, new music festivals, concert series, solo recitals at the international, national, and regional levels, Society of Composers conferences, and College Music Society conferences. Perttu’s music has been released on the Navona records label, an imprint of PARMA Recordings, and his music appears on five different albums. Critics have recognized the “modal strains [in his music] that recall the works of . . . Ralph Vaughan Williams and Ernest Bloch;” have characterized it as “blending mystery, action, and excitement;” and have praised it as being “majestic” and “lyrical.”
His music has also been published by Trevco-Varner Music (Florida), Editions Musica Ferrum (London), BRS Music, Inc. (Indianapolis), and Dorn Publications (Boston). He currently works as an Associate Professor at Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, where he serves as School of Music Chair. Previously, he taught at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He received his doctorate in composition from The Ohio State University, his master’s degrees from Kent State University, and his bachelor’s degree from Williams College.