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May 4, 2011

University Symphony to perform works by Ives, Prokofiev May 10

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Jonathan Pasternack and Meena Hwang will conduct the University Symphony in a performance of works by Charles Ives, Sergei Prokofiev, and Carl Nielsen at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, in Meany Hall.

Elisa Barston

Elisa Barston

The program includes Charles Ivess Two Contemplations — The Unanswered Question and Central Park in the Dark; Sergei Prokofievs Violin Concerto No. 1 (with guest soloist Elisa Barston, violin); and Carl Nielsens Symphony No. 4, The Inextinguishable.

Pasternack is director of orchestral activities at the UW School of Music during the 2010-11 academic year.  He 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.  Hwang, assistant conductor, is pursuing a doctoral degree in orchestral conducting at the UW.

Violinist Barston is currently the principal second violinist of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. She previously served as the associate concertmaster of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, and was a first violin section member of the Cleveland Orchestra.

As a soloist, Barston has performed extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia, with the major symphony orchestras of Chicago, Los Angeles, Saint Louis, Seattle, and Taipei, among many others.

Tickets are $10. For more information, call 206-543-4880 or visit the School of Music online.