Thursday, January 02, 2014
The Strathmere Festival Orchestra To Perform the Music of Brahms
The Strathmere Festival Orchestra
To Perform the Music of Brahms
On Friday, January 24
Guest Soloist David Oei performing Piano Concerto No. 2
The Strathmere Festival Orchestra will open its 2014 season with the music of Johannes Brahms in a performance at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 24, at the Church of Saint Joseph in Greenwich Village, New York City. The orchestra will perform two of the composer’s most popular works: “Symphony No. 2” and the “Piano Concerto No. 2.”
The guest soloist the piano concerto, considered by many to be a demanding work for the pianist, will be David Oei. Currently a member of the Elysium Chamber Ensemble, Mr. Oei has performed with the New York Philharmonic, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Baltimore Symphony. His television credits include appearances on CBS News Sunday Morning and the Today Show. A perennial fixture on the New York City chamber music scene, he has made numerous guest appearances with the Audubon Quartet, New York Philharmonic Ensembles, St. Luke’s and Orpheus Chamber Ensembles and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
Comprised of more than 30 professional musicians from the metropolitan region, the Strathmere Festival Orchestra is under the direction of Per Brevig, a Norwegian born musician who was the principal trombonist with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Maestro Brevig has been attracting attention internationally as a conductor for almost 20 years. He is affiliated with the Aspen Music Festival, Julliard, Manhattan and Mannes Schools of Music, and with the Manchester Symphony Orchestra. He is the founder of the Edvard Grieg Society and is the recipient of numerous awards and prizes.
The Church of Saint Joseph is located at 371 Sixth Avenue on the corner of Washington Place. Admission at the door is $30.00 for adults and $20.00 for students and seniors. For more information, visit www.strathmerefestivalorchestra.org.