Past Performances

2018-2019 Season


Young Artists’ Concerto/Aria Competition Winners

Group image of three competition winners.

Event Details:
April 29, 2019
The NEW Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center
on the campus of Gonzaga University
211 E DeSmet Ave., Near the Jundt Art Museum
Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra
Kevin Hekmatpanah, conductor

Program:
Beethoven: Overture to the Consecration of the House, Op. 124
Chausson: La Nuit
     Rachael Gowen, soprano soloist
     Katrina Baber, mezzo-soprano soloist
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216; Allegro
     Rylan Virnig, violin soloist
Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture, Op. 36
Respighi: Pines of Rome

 

Beethoven Triple Concerto!

Portrait of 3 conductors for the Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra

Event Details:
March 4, 2019
Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox
Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra
Kevin Hekmatpanah, conductor

Denise Dillenbeck, violin soloist
Kevin Hekmatpanah, cello soloist
John Pickett, piano soloist
Nikolas Caoile, guest conductor

Program:
Schumann: Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61
Beethoven: Triple Concerto in C Major, Op. 56

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Shlomo Mintz, Violin Soloist

Portrait of Shlomo Mintz, violin soloist

Those fortunate persons who attended the concert had the singular occasion to listen to one of the greatest violinists of these days. — La Nacion, Buenos Aires

Event Details:
October 15, 2018
Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox
Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra
Kevin Hekmatpanah, conductor

Program:
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64

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Gonzaga’s Music Department is proud to present a violin masterclass featuring world-renowned violin legend Shlomo Mintz. This is an opportunity to learn from one of the great masters of the instrument. The masterclass is free and open to the public. Learn more.

 

Lynn Harrell, Cello Soloist

Portrait of Lynn Harrell, cello soloist

The audience rewarded him with the cheers reserved for heroes…and he deserved it. — New York Times

Event Details:
December 3, 2018
Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox
Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra
Kevin Hekmatpanah, conductor

Program:
Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90
Elgar: Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85

The GSO thanks the Gonzaga Speaker Series for helping support the performance of Lynn Harrell.

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Gary Karr, Double Bass Soloist

Gary Karr, Double Bass Soloist, event promotion poster

The world’s leading solo bassist. — Time Magazine

Event Details:
April 30, 2018
Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox
Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra
Kevin Hekmatpanah, conductor

Program:
Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme Enigma, Op. 36
Marriott: Klezmorim Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra
Bottesini: Reverie and Tarantella for Double Bass and Orchestra

Pascal Rogé, Piano Soloist

Pascal Rogé, Piano Soloist, event promotion poster

… the rarely-performed Fifth Piano Concerto, called ‘Egyptian', by Camille Saint-Saëns. Its main protagonist Pascal Rogé met his task with absolute surety and striking personal input. He engaged the audience mainly with his colourful range of attacks and the detailed elaboration of his overall conception, but the acoustical balance and precision in ensemble playing between the piano and the orchestra also deserve recognition. — Deniky Bohemia

Event Details:
February 26, 2018
Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox
Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra
Kevin Hekmatpanah, conductor

Program:
Schumann: Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 5 in F Major, Op. 103 The Egyptian

Itamar Zorman, Violin Soloist

Itamar Zorman, Violin Soloist, event promotion poster

It looks like the succession to Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman and Shlomo Mintz is guaranteed…The inevitability with which Zorman heads for the climaxes shows artistic mastery. — Morganweb.de

Event Details:
December 4, 2017
Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox
Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra
Kevin Hekmatpanah, conductor

Program:
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
Dvořák: Violin Concerto in A Major, Op. 53

Lynn Harrell, Cello Soloist

Lynn Harrell, Cello Soloist, event promotion poster

The audience rewarded him with the cheers reserved for heroes…and he deserved it. — New York Times

Event Details:
October 16, 2017
Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox
Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra
Kevin Hekmatpanah, conductor

Program:
Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88
Lalo: Cello Concerto in D Minor

 

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