FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WHO: Austin Symphony
WHAT: Classical Concert — Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg
WHEN: October 11 and 12; 8:00 pm
WHERE: Bass Concert Hall
CONTACT: Nan Schwetman or Anne Lasseigne (512) 476-6064 or 343-6513 (evenings, weekends)

VIOLINIST NADJA SALERNO-SONNENBERG TO PLAY WITH THE AUSTIN SYMPHONY

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Violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg is playing with the Austin Symphony, under the direction of Guest Conductor Philip Greensburg who is an ASO conductor candidate, on October 11 and 12 at 8:00 pm in Bass Concert Hall. Salerno-Sonnenberg will perform Sibelius’ Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47. Also on the program are Nielsen’s Overture to Maskarade and Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 in D minor, Op. 73.

Salerno-Sonnenberg is renowned for her powerful, riveting performances and discerning interpretations in the world of classical music. As one of the world’s foremost violinists, her international career spans over 15 years and includes appearances with conductors such as Muti, Levine, Masur, Mehta, Eschenbach, Davis (Sir Andrew), Litton, Dutoit, Shostakovitch, Tilson Thomas, de Waart, Jarvi, Slatkin, Schwarz, Hogwood, Macal and Nagano.

Performances include the orchestras of New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Cincinnati, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Montreal, Minnesota, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis and Seattle, as well as the London Symphony, Philharmonia Orchestra and London Philharmonic, among others. In addition to England, internationally she has performed in Germany, Japan, Austria, Holland, Switzerland, France, Monaco, Portugal, Philippines and Canada.

Born in Rome, Miss Salerno-Sonnenberg emigrated to the United States at the age of eight to study at The Curtis Institute of Music and later studied with Dorothy DeLay at The Julliard School. She is the recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant and winner of the Walter W. Naumberg 1981 International Violin Competition.

Tickets for the concert range from $11-$25 and will be available 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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