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The Anchorage Symphony Orchestra Presents Storytellers February 23, 2013 – 8pm


Featuring Inbal Segev, cello
performing the world premiere of Avner Dorman’s Cello Concerto

Anchorage, Alaska – February 4, 2013 – The Anchorage Symphony is embarking on a magical journey for Storytellers, February 23, 2013 at 8pm in the Atwood Concert Hall. Timeless concert favorites, these musical stories evoke adventure, fantasy and captivate our imaginations.

The evening opens with Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3, “a miracle of dramatic music as compelling as any symphonic poem in literature.” The ASO then transports the audience with the adventures of a sorcerer’s apprentice who gets in over his head, Peer Gynt’s legendary travels and the twisting love story of a goatherd and shepherdess.

A new work also comes to life during this magical evening. Partnering with Youngstown Symphony and the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, the ASO has co-commissioned and will be performing the world premiere of a cello concerto by Avner Dorman, featuring world renowned cellist, Inbal Segev. When asked about the ASO’s rich history of commissioning new pieces, ASO Music Director, Randall Craig Fleischer expressed, “The only way to keep the symphonic tradition from becoming ‘museum art’ which simply recycles the same 30 or 40 pieces is to invite living composers to write new works. At the Anchorage Symphony we believe that the voice of our time must be given opportunity to express the human experience of the 21st century.”


PHOTO: Courtesy of Anchorage Symphony Orchestra

A leading composer, Mr. Dorman’s works are performed by orchestras all over the world, including the NY Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony and the ASO. Mr. Dorman's Spices, Perfumes, Toxins!, featuring the dynamic percussion duo PercaDu, opened the ASO’s 2009 season.

The cellist for this project is also quite accomplished. In 1990, at the invitation of Isaac Stern, cellist Inbal Segev left her native Israel to pursue her passion for the cello in the United States. She attended cello pedagogue Aldo Parisot’s renowned studio class and earned degrees from both Juilliard and Yale.

Storytellers Program

Beethoven............... Leonore Overture No. 3
Avner Dorman......... Cello Concerto (world premiere) – featuring Inbal Segev, cello

Grieg........................ Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
Dukas...................... Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Ravel....................... Daphnis and Chloe: Suite No. 2

Storytellers - Saturday, February 23, (8pm) in the Atwood Concert Hall, Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. Infrared headphones for the hearing impaired are available concert night from the House Manager on the orchestra level. Tickets:  $20-$42/Adult; $10-$21/Youth; $18-$37.50/Senior. Military, student and group discounts available. To purchase tickets, visit the CenterTix Box Office at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts or www.centertix.net or call 263-ARTS (2787), toll free at 1-877-ARTS- TIX.

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