February 16, 2011

University Symphony to perform Haydn, Shostakovich Feb. 24

The UW Symphony performs.

The UW Symphony performs.

Jonathan Pasternack will conduct the University Symphony in a performance of works by Haydn and Shostakovich at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, in Meany Hall.

Program selections will include include Haydns Symphony No. 88 and Shostakovichs Symphony No. 11, The Year 1905.

Pasternack, the School of Musics director of orchestral activities for 2010-2011, has conducted orchestras, opera and ballet in the United States and Europe, with such ensembles as the London Symphony Orchestra, Residentie Orkest of the Hague, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center, among many others.

His debut recording, leading the London Symphony Orchestra in Béla Bartóks Miraculous Mandarin suite and the Symphony No. 1 by Johannes Brahms, was released in January on the Naxos label.

His opera conducting experience includes productions of Tosca, Don Carlos, Die Fledermaus, The Turn of the Screw, Les Dialogues des Carmèlites, Cendrillon, Lenfant et les sortileges and Il barbiere di Siviglia.  He led the Paris premiere of Robert Clercs Á lombre du grand arbre and the world premiere of The Prestigious Music Award by Gloria Wilson Swisher at Shoreline Community College. He recently conducted performances of Wayne Horvitzs chamber opera-oratorio, The Heartsong of Charging Elk, as part of an educational tour presented by Washington State University in Pullman and Vancouver.

Tickets will be $10. For more information, call the UW Arts Ticket Office at 206-543-4880 or visit the School of Music website.