Friday, November 13, 2009

French pianist performs with UW Symphony

From a UW press release:

The University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra (UWSO), joined by French pianist Lise de la Salle, will perform Thursday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center concert hall.

Tickets cost $10 for the public, $7 for senior citizens and $6 for students. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Center and Wyoming Union box offices, on the Internet at or by caling (307) 766-6666.

The 21-year-old de la Salle, fresh off performing with the Boston Symphony, has emerged as one of the most acclaimed artists of her generation, praised for inspired performances of virtuosity and depth. Her 2009-10 season also includes a performance with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

In addition to playing the Saint-Saens "2nd Piano Concerto" with de la Salle, the UWSO will perform Bruce Roter's "Camp David Overture" and sections from the ballet "Spartacus."

The UWSO is led by Michael Griffith, in his 21st year as the group's conductor.