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National Philharmonic: The American Virtuoso Violin
Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 8:00 PM
Music Center at Strathmore

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Elena Urioste, violin
Piotr Gajewski, conductor

Eminent violinist Elena Urioste brings her formidable talent to this concert featuring American works for violin. Signs of Life II, by the late American composer Russell Peck, features lush and invigorating music for string orchestra. Second on the program is the world premiere of Two Lyric Pieces by Steven Gerber, one of Americaís most accessible contemporary composers. The evening also includes the late Washington, DC, composer Andreas Makrisís compelling Violin Concerto and Leonard Bernsteinís Serenade, a musical tribute to loveís power.

A free pre-concert lecture will be offered in the Concert Hall at 6:45 pm.

This concert will run approximately 135 minutes with intermission.

This performance is part of our Storied Strings series. For more concerts in this series and to learn more about the violin in America, visit

Signs of Life II
Two Lyric Pieces
Violin Concerto

(This concert is part of Strathmoreís celebration of the violin in North America.)

ALL Kids, ALL Free, ALL the Time
Young people age 7-17 attend all National Philharmonic concerts at the Music Center at Strathmore free of charge, making it easy for families to go to concerts together and for young adults to attend a live classical music performance with friends. KIDS FREE tickets may be obtained IN PERSON at the Strathmore Ticket Office or BY PHONE at (301) 581-5100.

PLEASE NOTE: KIDS FREE tickets cannot be ordered online. Refunds will not be issued for tickets purchased online for children ages 7-17.

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