Symphonia concert offers world premiere of piece by Boca’s Marshall Turkin
BOCA RATON — The second concert of the critically acclaimed Boca
Raton Symphonia’s 2011-2012 season will take place on Sunday,
January 15th at 3 p.m. at the Roberts Theater at Saint Andrew’s
School, 3900 Jog Road, Boca Raton.
This performance will feature Guest Conductor Arthur Fagan and
Alex Korbin, piano soloist, leading the orchestra in performances
of the world premiere of Turkin’s Five Brief Essays on One Theme,
Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, op. 58.
Boca resident Marshall Turkin is the former executive director of
the Pittsburgh and Detroit Symphony orchestras. In his 80′s, he
is still active on the music scene. The concert will also include
Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3 in A minor op, op.56, “Scottish.”
“This year’s concert series is our most exciting ever, with wonderful
music for everyone” said Steven Pomeranz, president of the
Symphonia Board, said.
The mission of the Boca Raton Symphonia is to provide professional
classical music, in and around the greater Boca Raton community,
through performances and educational outreach programs featuring
nationally and internationally acclaimed conductors and soloists.
Arthur Fagen is in great demand as a conductor of symphony and
opera in Europe, Asia, South America and the United States. He is
a regular guest at the most prestigious opera houses, concert halls,
and music festivals at home and abroad. In August 2010, the Atlanta
Opera appointed him as music director, effective September 2010.
From 2002 to 2007 Fagen was the music director of the Dortmund
Philharmonic Orchestra and the Dortmund Opera. He has recorded
for BMG, Bayerischer Rundfunk, SFB and WDR Cologne. He records
regularly for Naxos, for whom he has completed the 6 symphonies
of Bohuslav Martinu. The recent Naxos recording of Martinu’s Piano
Concertos has been awarded an Editor’s Choice in the March 2010
issue of Gramophone Magazine.
Alex Kobrin is the winner of numerous piano competitions including
the prestigious Gold Medal at the 2005 Van Cliburn International
Piano Competition as well as the Neigauz, Busoni, Hamamatsu,
Glasgow, Caltanissetta, and Warsaw Chopin International
Competitions. He has also received many special awards for his
brilliant technique and musicality.
Kobrin has toured extensively in Europe, Asia, and the US. He
has collaborated with many major orchestras such as New York
Philharmonic, Tokyo Philharmonic, English Chamber Orchestra,
Orchestra Verdi, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Moscow
Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Dallas Symphony,
Berliner Symphony, Chicago Sinfonietta, and many others.
The musician now divides his time between performing around the
world and teaching, and he has been a genuine inspiration to many
students. He served on the faculty of the Gnessin’s Academy of
Music from 2003 to 2010; since 2006 he has been on the faculty
of the IKIF at Mannes College of Music, and is now the “L. Rexford
Whiddon Distinguished Chair in Piano” at the Schwob School of
Music of Columbus State University.
Kobrin regularly undertakes recording projects working with various
well-known labels (Quartz, King Records, Fondamenta, and
Harmonia Mundi). In addition to the Van Cliburn Competition disc,
three volumes of Essential Chopin, and a Rachmaninoff disc, he
released a Brahms CD in the summer of 2010, and additional albums
Information about season ticket and individual ticket pricing can be
found at www.bocasymphonia.org or by calling 866-687-4201.