FEBRUARY 26-27, 2022
Conductor: David Lockington
Sara Davis Buechner, Piano
Eleanor Alberga - The Golden Palace from Sun Warrior
Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2
Elgar - Enigma Variations
Concerts are held at the Performing Arts Center at Greenwich High School, 10 Hillside Road
Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 3 pm.
A native of Great Britain, David Lockington began his career as a cellist. After completing his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Cambridge, Mr. Lockington came to the United States on a scholarship to Yale University where he received his Master’s Degree in cello performance and studied conducting with Otto Werner Mueller. Over the past 35 years, he has developed an impressive conducting career. He served as the Music Director of the Grand Rapids Symphony from January 1999 to May 2015 and was named the orchestra’s Conductor Laureate for the following four seasons. He concluded a 13-year tenure with the Modesto Symphony in May 2020. Mr. Lockington has a close relationship with the Orquesta Sinfonica del Principado de Asturias in Spain, where he was the orchestra’s Principal Guest Conductor from 2012 through 2016, and in the 2018-2019 season began a new position as Principal Artistic Partner with the Northwest Sinfonietta in Tacoma,Washington.
Mr. Lockington will be joined by guest soloist Sara Davis Buechner. Noted for her musical command, cosmopolitan artistry, and visionary independence, Ms. Buechner is one of the most original concert pianists of our time. She has performed in every state and province of North America – as a recitalist, chamber musician, and soloist with top orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, and Philadelphia Orchestra; and in venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the Hollywood Bowl.