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Classical Music for Everyone: Romantic Nationalism


Scott Speck, conductor

Alexey Stadler, cello

Friday March 02 at 7:30 pm*

Frauenthal Theater

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Tickets: $22, $27, $43, $54
Student tickets: $10


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Classical Music for Everyone, Alexey Stadler

Explore Romantic music via the countries from which they originate. You’ll experience classical music’s Romantic era as it developed in Scandinavia, Spain, France, America, Bohemia and Russia. The concert closes with one of the most important cello concertos ever written, Dvorak’s Cello Concerto, featuring Russian cellist Alexey Stadler.

Sibelius: Finlandia (Scandinavian)
De Falla: Miller’s Dance (Spanish)
Ravel: Pavane for a Dead Princess (French)
Gliére: Russian Sailors’ Dance (Russian)
Copland: Hoe Down (American)
Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor (Czech), Alexey Stadler, cello

Join us for a FREE Lunch n’ Learn event about Classical Music for Everyone on Wed, Feb 28, Noon @ The Block. For more information >

One of the finest young cellists of his generation and winner of the 2012 TONALi Grand Prix in Hamburg, Alexey Stadler’s 2016/17 season sees him appear in a number of high level engagements across Europe, performing with Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Athens State Orchestra, Riga Sinfonietta and Dalasinfoniettan. He will be the Haydn Orchestra’s soloist on tour in Germany and Italy. Chamber music recitals lead him to the Mariinsky Theatre and the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad.

He caused sensations in his recent debuts with San Francisco Symphony and Orchestra della Svizzera italiana, both with Vladimir Ashkenazy, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra as well as the Young Philharmonic Orchestra Jerusalem Weimar, both under the baton of Michael Sanderling. Festival appearances included the International Chamber Music Festival Stavanger, St. Petersburg’s White Nights Festival and the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival.

Alexey Stadler performs with orchestras such as the Mariinsky Orchestra, St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Irish Chamber Orchestra under renowned conductors such as Valery Gergiev and Marek Janowski. He recorded Richard Strauss’ Don Quixote with the orchestra of the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar for broadcast on Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk, receiving great critical acclaim.

A keen chamber musician, Alexey Stadler has appeared in recitals and chamber music programmes at festivals such as Heidelberg Spring Festival, Verbier Festival and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. In 2012 he took part in the Kronberg Academy’s 'Chamber Music Connects the World' festival, where he performed with Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet and Christian Tetzlaff.