WHO: Austin Symphony
WHAT: First Classical Concert of Season
WHEN: September 20 and 22; 8:00 pm
WHERE: Bass Concert Hall
CONTACT: Nan Schwetman or Anne Lasseigne (512) 476-6064 or 343-6513 (evenings, weekends)

Corey Cerovsek will open the 1996/97 Classical Season of the Austin Symphony

Sponsored by Union Pacific
Season Sponsors: First State Bank and Austin American Statesman

Corey Cerovsek will bring his talent to Austin on September 20 and 22 when he performs with the Austin Symphony, under the direction of Conductor Laureate Sung Kwak. Cerovsek will play Bruch’s Violin Concerto in G minor, Op. 26 at the performances, which begin at 8:00 pm each evening.

Also on the program are Beethoven’s Overture to Egmont, Op. 84 and two selections from Strauss–Tod and Verklarung, Op. 24 and Suite from Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59.

Violinist Corey Cerovsek has been praised by the press and public for dazzling and audiences with his flawless technique and stylistic flexibility, and for communicating with exquisite clarity the emotional message behind the music he plays. Cerovsek has performed for over a decade worldwide. His recital appearances throughout the U.S. and Canada have included The Frick Collection in New York, the Kennedy Center and the Canadian Embassy in Washington D.C., the Place des Artes in Montreal, the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra "Debut Series" , and the Spoleto Festival in Charlston, S.C., as well as in Italy.

Born in 1972 in Vancouver, Canada, Corey began his violin studies at the age of five. At age nine, he won the grand prize over 3,000 other musicians in the Canadian Music Competition. He graduated at age 12 from the University of Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music with a gold medal for the highest marks in strings. That same year he was accepted by Josef Gingold as a student and enrolled at Indiana University, where he received Bachelor’s Degrees in Mathematics and Music at age 15, Master’s in both at 16, and completed his doctoral course work in mathematics and music at age 18.

Now at age 23, Cerovsek is a world renowned violinist and a master in his field.

Tickets for the concert range from $11-$25 and will be available beginning September 9 at the Austin Symphony Box Office, 11th and Red River, or by calling 476-6064 with a VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover card. Season tickets may be purchased now through November. Call 476-6064 for additional information.

ASO performances and programs are partially funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Texas Commission on the Arts. All programs, artists and dates are subject to change.

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