Symphony Orchestra to Feature Acclaimed Violinist Shlomo Mintz

Violinist Shlomo Mintz holding a violin
Violinist Shlomo Mintz. (photo by Andrei Birjukov)

November 28, 2022
Gonzaga University News Service
The Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra and conductor Kevin Hekmatpanah will welcome world-renowned violinist Shlomo Mintz to the stage at the Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center on Monday, Dec. 5, for the orchestra’s winter concert.

The event will present Aaron Copland’s patriotic and iconic Fanfare for the Common Man, followed by Giuseppe Verdi’s spectacular Triumphal March and Ballet from Aïda. The orchestra will also perform Antonin Dvoƙák’s brilliant Carnival Overture, and conclude the show with Jean Sibelius’ virtuosic Violin Concerto.

The Sibelius piece will feature the internationally acclaimed Mintz, who’s performed on stages around the world since childhood. The violinist is esteemed for his impeccable musicianship, stylistic versatility and commanding technique. Mintz first performed on a concert stage at 6 years old, and at 11 he first played as a soloist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. He made his Carnegie Hall debut at 16, performing with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He studied at Juilliard School of Music in New York, and landed a recording contract with the Deutsche Grammophon label in his early 20s.

Over the course of his performing career, Mintz has collaborated with such distinguished musicians as Isaac Stern, Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman and many others, and he’s also worked as a conductor, leading orchestras around the world including the Royal Philharmonic in the United Kingdom, La Scala di Milano and the NHK Symphony in Japan.

Mintz’s appearance with the Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra is Monday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center, 211 E. Desmet on the Gonzaga University campus. Tickets are $18, $15 for seniors and military, and $14 for non-GU students, and available by calling 509-313-2787 or by visiting the Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center box office.
See the show on Dec. 5