Violinist Hao Zhou and Pianist Gregory Ritchey

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Violinist Hao Zhou and Pianist Gregory Ritchey

February 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Violinist Hao Zhou and opera conductor and pianist Gregory Ritchey bring a wonderfully lyrical program to life

Immerse yourself in the dramatic and captivating world of opera – for violin and piano – as violinist Hao Zhou, a member of the Viano String Quartet, and opera conductor and pianist Gregory Ritchey bring a wonderfully lyrical program to life. Showcasing their exceptional artistry and passion, the duo highlights the expressive and powerful Richard Strauss Violin Sonata in E-flat major as the centrepiece of this beautiful program. Their performance encompasses a diverse and enchanting repertoire that also includes the virtuosic “Paraphrase on Figaro” by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Antonín Dvořák’s tender “Songs My Mother Taught Me,” and the evocative “Mother and Child” by William Grant Still. The vibrant traditional Chinese folk song “Fisherman Harvest Song” and Richard Wagner’s intimate “Albumblatt” further complement this unique set. Captivating audiences worldwide with his unique exuberance and unbridled enthusiasm, American violinist Hao Zhou rose to international acclaim as the Grand Laureate of the 2019 Montreal International Violin Competition and a First Prize winner of the 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition. A versatile musician on the podium and the keyboard, American conductor and pianist Gregory Ritchey captivates audiences with his impeccable musicianship and skillful interpretations and has held positions with many international companies. This program will transport you as Zhou and Ritchey create a spellbinding musical experience that transcends time and reflects the rich tapestry of operatic influences in the violin and piano repertoire. Main Stage Concert Series Major Sponsor: Scotiabank. Season Sponsor: Jules Chamberlain / Red Door Realty.

Venue

The Stage at St. Andrew’s
6036 Coburg Road
Halifax, NS B3H 1Y9 Canada

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