KCET Broadcast: Nov. 11 at 8 p.m.
PBS SoCal broadcast: Nov. 21 at 7 p.m.
Carl St.Clair, conductor
Philippe Quint, violin
BERLIOZ: "Symphonie Fantastique"
- "March to the Scaffold" (Mov. IV)
- "Dream of a Witches’ Sabbath" (Mov. V)
VIVALDI: "Winter" from "The Four Seasons"
RESPIGHI: "Pines of Rome"
- "The Pines of Villa Borghese"
- "The Pines of the Janiculum"
- "The Pines of the Appian Way"
Southland Sessions Presents Pacific Symphony #3
Carl St.Clair and Pacific Symphony explore the ability of an orchestra to paint vivid pictures in selections from works that tell a colorful story: Berlioz's "Symphonie Fantastique," Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons," featuring violinist Philippe Quint, and Respighi's "The Pines of Rome."
Multi Grammy Award nominee Violinist Philippe Quint has established himself as one of the leading violinists of his generation. “Truly phenomenal” is how BBC Music Magazine recently described him. Mr. Quint’s commanding technique and musical curiosity has led him to reimagine traditional works, rediscover neglected repertoire and continue his journey presenting new works the most outstanding composers of today. Constantly in demand, he regularly appears at venues ranging from the Gewandhaus in Leipzig to Carnegie Hall in New York and in recent seasons making frequent appearances at the most prestigious festivals such as Verbier, Colmar, Hollywood Bowl and Dresden Festspiele.
In addition to his award winning discography, the celebrated American violinist of Russian heritage has won worldwide acclaim playing with world’s leading orchestras and conductors. Named Artist-in-Association for 2018/19 season by Utah Symphony, Quint’s appearances in recent seasons have taken him to the London Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony, Weimar Staatskapelle, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, China National Symphony, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Berlin Komische Oper Orchestra, Leipzig’s MDR performing under the batons of such renowned conductors as Kurt Masur, Edo De Waart, Andrew Litton, Tugan Sokhiev, Carl St. Clair, Michael Stern, Grant Llewellyn, Cristian Macelaru, Jorge Mester, Jahja Ling, Krzysztof Urbanski, Ludovic Morlot, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Tugan Sokhiev, Christopher Seaman, Steven Sloane and Bramwell Tovey.
Born in Leningrad, Soviet Union (now St. Petersburg, Russia), Philippe Quint studied at Moscow's Special Music School for the Gifted with the famed Russian violinist Andrei Korsakov, and made his orchestral debut at the age of nine, performing Wieniawski's Concerto No. 2. After moving to the United States, he earned both Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Juilliard. His distinguished pedagogues and mentors included Dorothy Delay, Cho-Liang Lin, Masao Kawasaki, Isaac Stern, Itzhak Perlman, Arnold Steinhardt and Felix Galimir.
The Chicago Tribune proclaimed, “Here is a fiddle virtuoso whose many awards are fully justified by the brilliance of his playing.” Among his many honors, Quint was the winner of the Juilliard Competition and Career Grant Recipient of Salon de Virtuosi, Bagby and Clarisse Kampel Foundations.
Philippe Quint plays the magnificent 1708 "Ruby" Antonio Stradivari violin on loan to him through the generous efforts of The Stradivari Society®.