The Roswell Symphony Orchestra will captivate the audiences of Roswell with “Charming Tchaikovsky.”
The concert will be held Saturday, Feb. 22, at Pearson Auditorium, located on New Mexico Military Institute’s campus. The Symphony will open the doors between 6:30 p.m. and strike their first chords at 7:30 p.m., so get there early to purchase a ticket.
The musical delights on offer will also include “Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture;” “Strauss: Death and [auth] Transfiguration” and “Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major.”
Their featured soloist will be violinist Axel Strauss. He is the first German artist to ever win the international Naumburg Violin Award in New York. Internationally renowned, Strauss has played in Germany, Russia, India, Canada, Korea, Armenia, Romania and Japan. He’s made a tour through South American.
Strauss made his American debut at the Library of Congress in Washington DC and his New York debut at Alice Tully Hall in 1998. Since then, he has given recitals in major cities across United States from Boston in the east to Los Angeles and San Francisco in the west.
Strauss is a professor of violin at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University in Montreal. Before moving to Canada, he was professor of violin and chamber music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
The musical extravaganza is bound not only to charm but to tantalize the music aficionados of Roswell and Chaves County. The tickets run $30, $35, $40, depending on seats, and can be purchased online at: squareup.com/market/roswell-symphony-orchestra.
The concert is sponsored by Pioneer Bank and Shirley Childress. For more information, contact the RSO Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 623-5882.