Roberto Plano started tinkering with a children’s keyboard not long after learning to walk. Now, he plays a grown-up piano…
Tonight will be farewell, but certainly not goodbye.
Chautauquans were invited to the Athenaeum Hotel parlor on Thursday evening to meet and chat with Rossen Milanov, Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra’s new music director and conductor.
The dynamic duo is back: Conductor Rossen Milanov and pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk team up for the second time this season to kick off the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra’s “Into the Music” concert series at 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater.
Be our guest no more: Rossen Milanov will take the Amphitheater stage at 8:15 p.m. tonight for the first time as Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra’s new conductor and music director. With him, he brings regular soloist, pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk.
Online employment sites often suggest that last impressions make the best impressions, at least for job seekers who are last in a series of interviews for an open position. If that is true, the Israeli-American conductor Daniel Boico has an inside track among the field of eight vying to grab the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra’s vacant music director position.
One of Chautauqua’s favored sons makes his return to the Amphitheater stage this weekend, and he’s bringing another transcendent Chautauquan with him. At 8:15 p.m. Saturday, pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk will make his ninth appearance as a soloist with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, this time under the direction of guest conductor Daniel Boico.
Piano recitals at Chautauqua generally take place in intimate venues with just a few dozen or couple hundred in the audience, but tonight, Alexander Gavrylyuk performs from the biggest stage the Institution offers in front of a few thousand adoring fans.
Sitting in the second row of the near-capacity house was a young woman wearing a blue T-shirt with the sign of the horns (the gesture the cartoon characters Beavis and Butt-head were known for) and the legend “You Rachmaninoff.”
Conducting has always been Elizabeth Schulze’s destiny.
She comes from a family of classical musicians. When she was very young, her mother gave her The Modern Conductor, a book on conducting by Elizabeth Green. She graduated Interlochen Arts Academy with honors and studied under conductor Thor Johnson, with whom she would chat during lunch about score analysis.