Music Director Lawrence Loh leads Symphoria in a reflective piece from Quinn Mason, one of America’s most sought-after young composers. The orchestra also presents Schumann’s Symphony No. 2, a work which served to reinvent his compositional style after suffering a number of mental and physical setbacks. Violinist and Central New York native, Sarah Crocker-Vonsattel joins to perform Mozart’s brilliant Fifth Violin Concerto.
MASON: Reflection on a Memorial
MOZART:Concerto for Violin in A major, No.5, K.219 (Turkish)
SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 2
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Ms. Vonsattel leads an active life ...
Ms. Vonsattel leads an active life as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral musician. She has appeared as concerto soloist with the Coastal Symphony of Georgia, the musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Syracuse Symphony, and the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra, among others. Recent chamber music performances include appearances at Parlance Chamber Concerts, the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series, Classical Tahoe, Bargemusic, the Bronxville Chamber Music Series, and the New Marlborough House Concerts. As a founding member of the Verklärte Quartet, Ms. Vonsattel was a Grand Prize Winner of the 2003 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, leading to concert tours in the U.S. and Italy with this ensemble. Also a proponent of new music, Sarah has appeared with the iO string quartet, the Talea Ensemble, the League of Composers Orchestra, and Sequitur in New York and can be heard on the Bridge Records label performing the music of Poul Ruders and Tod Machover.
Sarah Vonsattel has appeared as both performer and faculty member at festivals including the Orfeo International Music Festival (Italy), the Wellesley Composers Conference (Massachusetts), and the Musical Friends Academy (Tunisia). She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she was a student of David Updegraff, and a Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School, where she studied with Ronald Copes and Naoko Tanaka. Sarah lives in Manhattan with her husband, a concert pianist, and their two young children.
Symphony Orchestra, and the Mission Chamber Orchestra. His compositions for winds has been performed by the Cobb Wind Symphony, Metropolitan Winds, bands of Southern Methodist University, University of North Texas, Texas Christian University, Purdue University and Seattle Pacific University. His chamber music has been performed by the American Composer’s Forum, Voices of Change, Loadbang, Atlantic Brass Quintet, MAKE trio, UT Arlington Saxophone Quartet, and the Cézanne, Julius and Baumer quartets.
Quinn’s mission is to compose music for various mediums “Based in western art music and reflecting the times in which we currently live”. Quinn has received numerous awards from such organizations as The American Composer’s Forum, Voices of Change, Texas A&M University, the Dallas Foundation, the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, the Heartland Symphony Orchestra and the Arizona State University Symphony Orchestra. Upcoming world premieres
include his Symphony in C Major with the Heartland Symphony Orchestra and his Symphony No. 4 "Strange Time" by the Meadows Wind Ensemble. Quinn has studied with Dr. Lane Harder at the SMU Meadows School of the Arts and has also worked with renowned composers David Maslanka, Libby Larsen, David Dzubay and Robert X. Rodriguez.
As a conductor, Quinn has led Orchestra Seattle, the Brevard Sinfonia, and the Texas Christian University Symphony Orchestra in concert. Currently, Quinn serves as Apprentice Conductor of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra and Assistant Conductor of the New Texas Symphony Orchestra. Upcoming guest conducting appearances include concerts with the MusicaNova Orchestra and the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra. Quinn has studied conducting with Miguel Harth-Bedoya (Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra), Dr. Germán Gutiérrez (TCU), Will White (Orchestra Seattle), and Jack Delaney and Paul Phillips (SMU). He has conducted world premieres of his own works as well as several world premieres written by his composer colleagues.
An avid and passionate writer, Quinn maintains his own classical music blog and contributes guest articles to other blogs, such as the Women's Philharmonic Advocacy. Quinn is a member of ASCAP and the Conductor's Guild.
Mr. Loh’s previous positions include: Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Syracuse Opera; Resident Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Music Director of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra; Associate Conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra; Associate Conductor of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of the Denver Young Artists Orchestra.
Having a particular affinity for pops programming, Mr. Loh has been engaged for repeat performances with Chris Botti, Idina Menzel, Ann Hampton Callaway, the Texas Tenors and more. He has assisted John Williams on multiple occasions and conducted numerous sold-out John Williams tribute concerts. He is particularly adept at conducting concerts synchronizing live orchestral music with film, and he has lead Star Wars, Jaws, Jurassic Park, Pixar in Concert, Disney in Concert, The Wizard of Oz and Singin’ in the Rain, among other concert productions.
Mr. Loh is active as a guest conductor, both in the U.S. and abroad. In addition to annual concerts in Pittsburgh and Dallas, his recent engagements include the Boston Pops (Tanglewood); Detroit Symphony; San Diego Symphony; Seattle Symphony; Buffalo Philharmonic; and the Cathedral Choral Society at the Washington National Cathedral. Past engagements include the National (Washington D.C.), Indianapolis, Tacoma, Utah, Naples, Knoxville, Florida, El Paso, San Luis Obispo, Edmonton, Colorado, Charleston (SC), Malaysia, Daejeon (South Korea) and Greater Bridgeport Orchestras. His summer appearances include the festivals of Sun Valley, Bravo Vail Valley, Aspen (CO), Mann Center in Philadelphia, Breckenridge, Las Vegas, Hot Springs (AR), the Kinhaven Music School (VT) and the Performing Arts Institute (PA). In the summer of 2016, he made his debut at Tanglewood, conducting Shostakovich’s 5th Symphony with the Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Orchestra and returned in 2017 to conduct the Boston Pops.
Mr. Loh received his Artist Diploma in Orchestral Conducting from Yale, his Masters in Choral Conducting from Indiana University and his BA, and Certificate of Management Studies, from the University of Rochester. Lawrence Loh was born in southern California of Korean parentage and raised in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He and his wife Jennifer have a son, Charlie, and a daughter, Hilary. Follow him on instagram @conductorlarryloh or twitter @lawrenceloh or visit his website, www.lawrenceloh.com.