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Munich Symphony Orchestra
Nodoka Okisawa, principal conductor
Robert McDuffie, violinist

7:30 pm Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Germany’s Munich Symphony Orchestra, which came into being just a few months after the end of World War II, regards its performances as spaces for shared experience and spontaneous exchange with audiences. The Bavarian ensemble is dedicated to continual innovation, stylistic versatility, and masterful musicians. 

American Robert McDuffie, who has performed with many of the world’s foremost orchestras, founded the Rome Chamber Music Festival in Italy and holds the Robert McDuffie Violin Faculty Chair at the Aspen Music Festival and School. Philip Glass dedicated The American Four Seasons, his second violin concerto, to the Georgia native and Grammy nominee.

“McDuffie is one of the true international celebrities in classical music today, not to mention his intriguing interfaces with such popular icons as Gregg Allman, Mike Mills of R.E.M., and Chuck Leavell of the Rolling Stones” (ArtsATL). 

The concert program is scheduled to include Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C minor and a Johannes Brahms concerto. The complete program will be announced later.

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Adult $52
University Park Student $5
18 and Younger $40

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Pre-performance Discussion

6:30 pm Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Eisenhower Auditorium

An informal moderated discussion will be offered one hour before the performance and is free for ticket holders. Seating for the pre-performance talk is available on a first-arrival basis.