PALM BEACH, FL (Feb. 11, 2015) – Palm Beach Symphony soloists will be featured in concert at the gothic Episcopal Church of Bethesda-By-The-Sea on February 23rd. The world-class musicians will play The Six Brandenburg Concerti, BWV 1046-1051, in a performance titled “Bach’s Baroque Masterworks.”
Under the direction of Palm Beach Symphony Artistic & Music Director, Ramón Tebar, the baroque musical material will be passed between a small group of soloists and an orchestra. The legendary six concerti grossi was assembled by Bach and sent to the Duke of Brandenburg in Berlin with a most obsequious dedication, which he signed, “With unparalleled zeal, Your Royal Highness’ very humble and very obedient servant Johann Sebastian Bach.” Complementing Bach’s enthusiasm, Maestro Tebar will play upon the harpsicord while conducting the orchestra.
Soloists include co-concertmasters Evija Ozolins and Glenn Basham on violin. Ozolins, born in Riga, Latvia, is a third generation musician in a family of professional musicians. She began playing the piano at the age of three and the violin at the age of five. She was educated in Riga at the prestigious Emils Darzins Academy of Music for specially gifted, from which she graduated with the highest honors at age seventeen. During the past few concert seasons, Evija Ozolins has given solo recitals in many U.S. cities, Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, as well as Canada, the Caribbean and Europe.
Basham has been a member of the artist faculty at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami since 1992 and the concertmaster of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra since 1994. He also serves as the first violinist in the Bergonzi String Quartet, which is the quartet-in-residence at the Frost School of Music. Glenn Basham is a native of Washington D.C., has a B.M. degree from the North Carolina School of the Arts and an M.M. degree from Indiana University. Previously, he played with the Detroit Symphony under Antal Dorati and was a member of the Chester String Quartet. He has served as Concertmaster at music festivals nationwide, including the Grand Teton Music Festival in Wyoming, the Colorado Music Festival, the Hot Springs Music Festival, and the Pine Mountain Music Festival.
“Bach’s Baroque Masterworks,” featuring six Palm Beach Symphony soloists in all, begins at 7:30 p.m. on February 23rd at The Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach. Please call the Palm Beach Symphony at 561-655-2657 for tickets or more information.
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