The Performing Arts Center presents the International Sejong Soloists on April 8 at 8 p.m. in Hodgson Hall. The ensemble will be joined by renowned cellist Lynn Harrell.
Created in New York City in 1995, the ISS has won praise as a “top notch conductor-less string orchestra” (Washington Post). The 14 members hail from eight different nations: Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the United States. Each has a distinguished reputation as a soloist and chamber musician. Cellist Lynn Harrell has performed to critical acclaim throughout the world, and he boasts an extensive discography of more than 30 recordings. From 1985 to 1993 he held the International Chair for Cello Studies at the Royal Academy in London, and in 1993 he became head of the Royal Academy, a post he held through 1995.
The ensemble will perform Takemitsu’s “From Three Film Scores for Strings,” Gershwin’s “Lullaby,” Bartok’s Divertimento for String Orchestra, Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C Major and Bruch’s Kol Nidrei.
A pre-concert lecture will be given by Michael Heald, professor in the School of Music. The lecture begins 45 minutes prior to the concert and is free and open to the public.