Carl St.Clair, conductor
Gabriel Martins, cello
TICHELI: All the World’s a Stage (World Premiere)
TCHAIKOVSKY: Variations on a Rococo Theme
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”
Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
Preview Talk with KUSC's Alan Chapman at 7 p.m.
Experience Beethoven’s thrilling “Eroica” symphony—a work so innovative and influential it changed the course of music history. And revel in the beauty and technical mastery of Tchaikovsky’s unofficial cello concerto, Variations on a Rococo Theme featuring cellist Gabriel Martins, winner of the 2020 Concert Artists Guild – Young Classical Artists Trust Grand Prize and the 2020 Sphinx Competition.
Cellist Gabriel Martins (b. 1998) is the winner of the 2020 Concert Artists Guild (CAG) - Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) Grand Prize and the 2020 Sphinx Competition. Additionally, he has won major prizes in the 2013 David Popper International Cello Competition, 2014 International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians, 2018 Orford Music Award, 2018 Prague Spring International Music Competition, and 2020 Schadt String Competition. He has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in venues such as Carnegie Zankel Hall, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Maison Symphonique in Montréal, Teatro Gran Rex in Buenos Aires, and Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. According to esteemed cellist Ralph Kirshbaum, he has "revealed heart, passion, intellect, and a finely-nuanced palette of colors in a compelling manner worthy of a seasoned artist."