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This Week At The Classical Station

by Rob Kennedy

Monday, August 19, 2019

The Seattle Symphony Orchestra

This evening Monday Night at the Symphony shines the spotlight on the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. On the program is music of Robert Schumann, George Gershwin, and Karl Nielsen in performances led by Seattle's longtime conductor Gerard Schwarz, Ludovic Morlot and the orchestra's current music director, Thomas Dausgaard. See What's Playing for details.

You can enjoy the concert beginning at 8 p.m. on 89.7 FM in Central North Carolina and streaming everywhere online and on our apps.

Photo: Wikipedia.org

August 19 Birthdays

On August 19 we observe the birthdays of Romanian composer and conductor George Enescu (1881-1955) and American conductor Gerard Schwarz (1947-). Enescu shares the distinction with Fritz Kreisler of being the youngest students admitted to the Vienna Conservatory at the age of seven. Maestro Schwarz has been the music director of the Eastern Music Festival in North Carolina since 2007. He was music director of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra from 1985-2001, and Music Director of Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival from 1982-2001.

Photos: Gerard Schwarz/Yuen Lui; Goerge Enescu/Wikipedia.org



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