PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra will continue its 103rd season with “Greeks & Others Bearing Gifts” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at Plymouth North High School Performing Arts Center, 41 Obery St.
Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra conductor is Steven Karidoyanes and violinist in this production is SooBeen Lee.
The concert title is a nod to Karidoyanes as he continues his 25th anniversary season leading the Phil. The program includes his favorite Beethoven opus, the “Seventh Symphony,” and Mendelssohn’s “Violin Concerto in E minor” showcasing Lee. The concert also features music penned by the conductor.
“The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra asked me to write a concert encore to conclude their performance in Patras, Greece, as part of their 2006 European Tour. This fiery symphonic dance, Yerakína, is the result. It’s based on one of the best-known folk songs in modern Greek culture. It includes an infectious dance rhythm that compels Greek audiences to jump up and clap along. According to the Pittsburgh Symphony folks, that’s exactly what happened at its Greek premiere,” Karidoyanes said. “Yerakína has become one of the most popular orchestral works I’ve ever written. It’s even been performed by the Boston Pops.”
Lee has appeared as soloist with every major South Korean orchestra, including the Seoul Philharmonic and Korean Broadcasting System Symphony Orchestra. This season, Lee will give her New York concerto debut, performing with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. She won First Prize at the 2013 Moscow International David Oistrakh Violin Competition and First Prize at the 2014 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. Her festival engagements include the Usedom Music Festival in Germany, with appearances at the Chopin Music Festival in Poland and the City of London Festival.
This performance of the Plymouth Philharmonic marks the orchestra’s return to Plymouth North High School’s Performing Arts Center. The concert is preceded by All About the Music with Karidoyanes, an informal enrichment presentation about the evening’s music, at 6:30 p.m. The Performing Arts Center is fully accessible.
The Phil’s 103rd season is sponsored in part by Entergy. The media sponsor is the Patriot Ledger. The 103rd season of the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra is funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Individual ticket prices are $20 and $55. Senior, youth and group discounts are offered. Call the Phil office for details. Rush tickets for $10 are sold at the door one hour before performance, as available. Advance tickets can be purchased online by visiting http://plymouthphil.org or calling the Phil office at 508-746-8008.
The audience is invited to attend the Meet the Musicians Dessert and Wine After-party immediately following the concert at the adjacent Plymouth Center for Active Living, 44 Nook Road. Dessert reception tickets are $10 each, and can be purchased by calling the office or visiting http://plymouthphil.org.