SEPTEMBER 25-26, 2021
Conductor: Stuart Malina
Samuel Barber - Music for a Scene from Shelley
Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 5
Franck - Symphony in D
Stuart Malina is now in his 21st season as Music Director and Conductor of the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. Maestro Malina was previously Music Director of the Greensboro Symphony (1996-2003), and Associate Conductor of the Charleston Symphony (1993-97). In addition to his duties in Harrisburg, Maestro Malina also serves as Principal Guest Conductor of the Florida Orchestra in the Tampa Bay area, where he leads several performances each season, including the popular Coffee Series. He is also Music Director of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta, the orchestra of the Adirondacks, where he will lead a six-week festival season each summer beginning in 2021. In 2003, he won the Tony award for orchestration with Billy Joel for the musical Movin’ Out, which Mr. Malina helped create with director/choreographer Twyla Tharp. Mr. Malina holds degrees from Harvard University, the Yale School of Music, and the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied conducting with Otto-Werner Mueller.
Mr. Malina will be joined by guest soloist, Chee-Yun, a violinist whose flawless technique, dazzling tone, and compelling artistry have enraptured audiences on five continents. Chee-Yun’s first public performance at age eight took place in her native Seoul, after she won the Grand Prize of the Korean Times Competition. At 13, she came to the United States and was invited to perform in a Young People’s Concert with the New York Philharmonic. Two years later, she appeared as soloist with the New York String Orchestra under Alexander Schneider at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy
Center. In 1989, she won the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, and a year later she became the recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant. Since that time, Chee-Yun has performed with the world’s foremost orchestras and conductors.