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January 30, 2014

Sheboygan Symphony presents 'Romantic' concert

The Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra, directed by Dr. Kevin R. McMahon, presents ‘Isn’t it Romantic?’ on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at the Weill Center for the Performing Arts.

The concert features Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Violin and Piano. Mendelssohn’s classic work showcases husband and wife duo, Olivier Fluchaire on violin and Yoojin Oh on Piano. Another highlight of the concert will be an appearance by the Sheboygan Area Youth Symphony’s Sinfonia performing Stephan’s Variations on a Well-Known Sea Chantey. Saturday’s concert will wrap up with Schubert’s beloved Symphony No. 9.

resizedimage100150 fluchaireHailed by the New York press as “a spectacular virtuoso, [playing] with effortless brilliance, unbridled passion, and a remarkable flair,” Fluchaire has established himself as one of today’s most exciting new violinists.

Fluchaire performs on a rare violin by Andreas Gisalberti made in 1720 in Parma, Italy.

He has been performing extensively as featured soloist and chamber musician throughout the US, Austria, Belgium, England, Germany, South Korea, Lithuania, Russia, and his native France. Fluchaire was invited to solo with the Camerata Lysy Orchestra, Jupiter Symphony, Hunter Symphony, New York Repertory Orchestra, Manhattanville College Orchestra, The Orchestra of the Bronx, The French Philharmonia Orchestra, Bachanalia Orchestra, Arctic Chamber Orchestra, University of Alaska-Anchorage Sinfonia Orchestra and the Affetti Chamber Orchestra. His most recent concerto tour, performing the Mendelssohn violin concerto throughout Alaska, was reviewed as “a world-class performance […] technical and artistic perfection.”

Fluchaire studied with Daniel Phillips, Patinka Kopec, Lord Yehudi Menuhin, Guen En Shen and Jacques Ghesthem. He is graduate of the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin School in London UK, completed his Bachelor’s and Masters’ degrees, on a merit scholarship, at the Manhattan School of Music and his Doctor of Musical Arts degree, as a recipient of a New York Times Fellowship, at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center.

resizedimage100162 ohOh has toured throughout Europe, America and her native Korea following her debut concert performing Rachmaninov second piano concerto with the Seoul Philharmonic at the age of 16.
Hailed by the press as “adroit and technically accomplished,” “a real talent, expressing music with simplicity and conviction,” Oh was featured as a guest soloist with Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, New York Repertory Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Bronx, University of Alaska Sinfonia Orchestra, New York Sinfonietta, Seoul Philharmonic, Inchon philharmonic, and the Jeunesse Ensemble Orchestra.

As an active contemporary music performer, Oh premiered standing composers such as Toshi Ichiyanagi, Samuel Adler, Elias Tanenbaum, Nils Vigeland, Richard Sussman, Geon Yong Lee, and Eun Kyung Kim.

Oh’s passion for shading light on unknown pieces was recently featured in the New York premiere of Eduard Tubin's Piano Concertino and the critically acclaimed New York premiere of Vaughan Williams Piano Concerto in C.

Oh received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree as a fellowship student at Manhattan School of Music where she also earned her Master of Music degree. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Seoul National University. She currently serves on the faculties at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York as well as Fordham University at Lincoln Center.

Tickets are available for the February 8th concert. Prices are $39, $35, $30, $22 and $15 for students. Tickets are available from the Symphony Office at 920- 452-1985 or the Weill Center ticket office at 920-208-3243. Tickets are also available in the box office two hours prior to concert.

The concert is at the Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts, February 8, 2014, at 7:30 pm.

This concert is generously sponsored by The Perry Fund, Bank First National, Masters Gallery and Wilson Mutual. The Interludes pre-concert event is sponsored by Community Bank & Trust.

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