FEBRUARY 26-27, 2022
Conductor: Joshua Gersen
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.
An artist of impeccable musical credentials, Joshua Gersen is widely respected as an engaging and inspiring conductor, able to communicate effortlessly with both young and established orchestras internationally. A native of the New York area, he recently concluded his tenure as the Assistant Conductor of the New York Philharmonic. A respected composer as well as conductor, he is a champion of contemporary music and was Principal Conductor of the Ojai Music Festival in 2013, where he led numerous performances by celebrated American composers such as Lou Harrison and John Luther Adams. He also remains passionate about the core classical repertoire, in particular the German and Russian masters, as well as the classic American composers, including Copland, Gershwin, Barber and Bernstein. Gersen has enjoyed a very successful relationship with the New World Symphony and since his conducting debut with the San Francisco Symphony has been invited back numerous times to conduct a variety of concerts. In the autumn of 2021 he will conduct Britten's Turn of the Screw for IlluminArts in Miami in October and returns to the North Carolina Symphony in November. He will next conduct the San Francisco Symphony in December 2021.
Mr. Gersen 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.