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Join the Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago and Mina Zikri conductor, at its opening concert of the 2019-2020 season

Ilya Plays Brahms

 

 

 

Join the Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago and Mina Zikri conductor at its opening concert of the 2019-2020 season on September 15, 2019 at the DePaul University School of Music Holtschneider Performance Center, Gannon Concert Hall, at 7:00pm (2330 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60614).

 

Internationally renowned violinist Ilya Kaler returns to Chicago to perform a masterpiece of the violin/classical music repertoire, the Brahms Violin Concerto. Mr. Kaler is one of the most outstanding personalities of the violin today, with a career ranging from that of soloist and recording artist to chamber musician and professor. The concert will also include the Beethoven Symphony No. 2 in celebration of 250th birthday of Beethoven in 2020.
 
For tickets to the September 15th concert please go to www.oistrakhsymphony.org
 
The Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago was founded in 2005. The orchestra draws young professionals and recent graduates from major music programs in the area, in particular the DePaul University School of Music in Chicago, with whom it has a strong professional relationship. The Oistrakh Symphony frequently performs symphonic and chamber orchestra concerts, bringing in well-known featured soloists. The mission of the Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago is to offer audiences and musicians exposure to a broad classical repertoire performed at the highest level.
 
Maestro Mina Zikri's impressive background includes, founder of the Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago which performed at Carnegie Hall in 2018 and 2019, member since 1999 and assistant conductor of Daniel Barenboim’s West Eastern Divan Orchestra and a frequent guest Conductor of the Cairo Symphony Orchestra of Egypt, his homeland. Mr. Zikri is a faculty member of DePaul University's School of Music, Community Music Division.   Earlier this year he was named the Music Director of the Northbrook Symphony, effective July 1, 2019.

 

Web: www.oistrakhsymphony.org

 

Ilya Kaler, Violinist

 

Mina Zikri, conductor

 

Media Contact: Vera Mayer
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Phone: 708-508-6388
Company: Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago