Posts Tagged 'Karen Gomyo'

Freyd, Carlson sponsor tonight’s CSO performance

Freyd, Carlson sponsor tonight’s CSO performance

Last year’s Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra concert with Peter Serkin was made possible by the support of William Freyd and his wife, Diane Jones Carlson. When the CSO takes the Amphitheater stage tonight at 8:15 p.m., joined by guest conductor Christopher Seaman and solo violinist Karen Gomyo, it will again be with the support of Freyd and Carlson.

Freyd and Carlson both draw on a strong past of philanthropy, and Freyd on a past of rich musical involvement — two of the three primary motivations behind their sponsoring of CSO concerts.

‘A dark fairy tale’: Violinist Gomyo joins CSO, guest conductor Seaman on Sibelius concerto

‘A dark fairy tale’: Violinist Gomyo joins CSO, guest conductor Seaman on Sibelius concerto

Christopher Seaman sat on the front porch of Hagen-Wensley House, sipping a mug of tea.

It was 4 p.m. on a Wednesday afternoon as the British conductor reviewed a well-worn orchestral score — Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, the “Emperor” — and enjoyed the mild June weather.

Multiple flight delays the day before had left him feeling jet lagged, but Seaman weathered the stress with good humor as he talked about some upcoming pieces in the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra season.