“Melodic Journey” Features Finalist Director, Guest Guitarist
Join the Salina Symphony on March 27 at 4 p.m. at the Stiefel Theater for an afternoon of music rich with the infectious rhythms of Danzon No. 2 by Arturo Márquez and the triumphant melodies of Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony. The Symphony Orchestra will also feature guitarist Daniel Bolshoy who will present the moving and poetic work of Joaquin Rodrigo. Aranjuez Concerto. The concert will be conducted by Yaniv Attar, one of the five talented finalists vying for the title of musical director and conductor.
Music Director Finalist
Originally from Israel, Attar is Music Director of the Bellingham Symphony Orchestra in Bellingham, Washington, as well as Artistic Partner of the Northwest Sinfonietta in Seattle and Music Director of the Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra. During his tenure at Bellingham, the BSO experienced phenomenal growth in audience, an increase in donations and sponsorships, and a three-fold increase in its educational and community activities, now reaching thousands of students and patrons. every year. Thanks to these efforts, Attar received the Mayor’s Arts Award for his contribution to the musical life of Bellingham.
Attar is known for his creative programming, including a concert series started in Bellingham in 2015 called “Harmony from Discord”. This concert series amplifies the music of composers who wrote while they were oppressed, highlighting their ability to transcend the grim reality of their circumstances and celebrate the triumph of the human spirit. Since many of these works are rarely performed, the aim of the series is to bring a renewed interest in music, while deepening the discussion on the use of art as a tool to transcend the oppression and bring a message of hope and unity.
Attar studied with Israel Edelson in Jerusalem, Virginia Allen at the Juilliard School in New York and Neil Thomson at the Royal College of Music in London, where he also conducted the Tempus Chamber Orchestra. In 2008, Attar obtained his doctorate in music from McGill University, where he studied under the tutelage of Alexis Hauser. He also studied with renowned conductors such as Kurt Masur, Leonard Slatkin and Jorma Panula. He has worked with numerous orchestras in North America, Europe and Israel, including the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Dohnanyi Orchestra of Budapest, the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra (Germany) and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra ( Israel).
Attar is also an accomplished classical guitarist. He was the first guitarist to win the Aviv competition prize in Israel and the concerto competition at the Juilliard School.
Guest artist Daniel Bolshoy is a lecturer at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia, where he directs the guitar program. An Israeli-Canadian guitarist, he has appeared as a soloist with more than 60 orchestras internationally, including the Philharmonic Orchestra of Mexico, the Volgograd Symphony Orchestra (Russia) and the Symphony Orchestras of New Mexico, Modesto , Fresno, Vancouver, Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, Kingston, Victoria, Okanagan, Saskatoon and Nova Scotia as well as the chamber orchestras of Israel, Pennsylvania, Manitoba, Ottawa, the Northwest Sinfonietta and many more others.
An avid chamber musician, Bolshoy has performed at numerous chamber music festivals and concert series in North America, Europe, Russia, Asia and the Middle East. He appears on seven commercial recordings and two documentary films on Bravo! Connected TV. His recordings and live performances are often broadcast on CBC Radio, NPR and various classical music stations.
Bolshoy recently completed a concert and masterclass tour of China, including a residency at the Central Conservatory in Beijing. This season, concertos and solo recitals are scheduled to be given across North America as well as in Europe and Asia.
Join us for a pre-concert talk with Attar and Bolshoy at 3:00 p.m. in the Watson Room of the Stiefel Theatre. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m.
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Concert tickets can be purchased at the Stiefel Theater box office, by calling 785-827-1998 or online at www.salinasymphony.org. Single admission is $29 or $39 and $19 for students.
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