This just in from Heidi Dallin:
CAPE ANN SYMPHONY
THE 62nd SEASON
Yoichi Udagawa, Music Director
CELLO SOLOIST FROM BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
JOINS CAPE ANN SYMPHONY FOR
A FANTASTIC PROGRAM!
TO OPEN 62nd Season
Owen Young – Cello Soloist
Conductor Yoichi Udagawa
Conductor Yoichi Udagawa
Cape Ann Symphony opens the 62nd concert season with A Fantastic Program! on Saturday, September 28 at 8 pm. in their performance venue at Manchester-Essex High School Auditorium on 36 Lincoln Street in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA. A Fantastic Program! features the return of acclaimed concert soloist cellist Owen Young. A member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since 1991, Mr. Young joins CAS for the season opening concert to play Dvorak’s Cello Concerto. The program also includes Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. The Cape Ann Symphony concerts are held at the Manchester-Essex High School auditorium on 36 Lincoln Street in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA. Manchester-Essex High School Auditorium is handicapped accessible. Ticket prices are $35 for adults, $30 for senior citizens, $20 for Young Adults and Free for children age 18 and under. For tickets and information, call 978-281-0543 or visit www.capeannsymphony.org.
Cape Ann Symphony’s Open Rehearsal of the concert is Friday, September 27 at 7:30 pm. at the Manchester-Essex High School auditorium. The public is invited to the Open Rehearsal during which Conductor Udagawa, guest artist Owen Young and the orchestra is scheduled to work on the music in the Saturday night concert. Conductor Udagawa will take questions from the audience following the Open Rehearsal. Admission to the Open Rehearsal is $10 for Adults and Free for Children 12 and under.
Mr. Young made his Cape Ann Symphony debut in 2007 with the Saint Saens’ Cello Concerto. In 2009 he returned to the CAS to perform Brahms’ Double Concerto with violin soloist Lucia Lin. Conductor Udagawa is eager to work with Mr. Young again, “Owen Young is an incredible cellist and he never fails to impress and move audiences. The way he plays the Dvorak Concerto is not to be missed. A versatile musician, he plays all kinds of music perfectly and in addition to his work in the Boston Symphony, he plays in James Taylor’s band. He is a favorite with the Cape Ann Symphony audiences and we are really looking forward to working with him.”
Owen Young joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra in August 1991. As a concert soloist, he has appeared with numerous orchestras, including the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops Orchestra, Salisbury Symphony Orchestra, Racine Symphony Orchestra, and San Antonio Chamber Orchestra. He also frequently performs chamber music and recitals in the United States and abroad. Mr. Young often performs with singer/songwriter James Taylor, including the nationally televised recorded concert James Taylor Live at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. A founding member of the innovative chamber ensemble Innuendo, Mr. Young is a frequent collaborator in chamber music concerts and festivals and has appeared at Tanglewood, the Banff Centre for the Arts, Brevard Music Center, and the Aspen, Davos, Sunflower, Gateway, and St. Barth’s Music Festivals. His performances have been broadcast on National Public Radio, WQED in Pittsburgh, WITF in Harrisburg, and WGBH in Boston. Mr. Young has served on the faculties of the Boston Conservatory, New England Conservatory’s Extension Division, and the Longy School of Music and is currently active in Project STEP (String Training and Educational Program for Students of Color) and the BSO’s Boston Music Education Collaborative. From 1991 to 1996, he served as a Harvard-appointed resident tutor and director of concerts for Dunster House at Harvard University.
Mr. Young began his career as a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center in 1986 and 1987. He went on to play with the Atlanta Symphony in 1988 and with the Boston Symphony during the 1988-89 Season. He was a member of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra from 1986 to 87 and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra from 1989 until he joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1991. His teachers included Eleanor Osborn, Michael Grebanier, Anne Martindale Williams, and Aldo Parisot. He received both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Yale University and served as principal cello of the Yale Symphony Orchestra and the soloist for its 1986 European tour.
Founded in Gloucester in 1951, the Cape Ann Symphony is a professional orchestra of over 70 players from throughout the New England area. They perform a subscription season of four concerts per year plus several Pops and youth concerts. The Symphony Board of Directors named Yoichi Udagawa the Music Director and Conductor of the Cape Ann Symphony in the summer of 2000 after a yearlong search. In addition to his leadership of Cape Ann Symphony, he is Music Director and Conductor of the Melrose Symphony Orchestra, and the Quincy Symphony Orchestra and a cover conductor at the Boston Pops Orchestra. Mr. Udagawa is on the faculty of the Boston Conservatory where he teaches conducting. Frequently invited to guest conduct, Mr. Udagawa has worked with many different orchestras including the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, Nobeoka Philharmonic Orchestra, the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston, the University of Texas Symphony Orchestra, the Indian Hill Symphony, the Garden State Philharmonic, the Brown University Orchestra, the Syracuse Society for New Music, the Boston Conservatory Orchestra, the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, the Newton Symphony, the Austin Civic Orchestra, and the Mid-Texas Symphony.
Mr. Udagawa is at home in popular and contemporary music as well as the standard symphonic repertoire. He is known for his relaxed manner and ability to speak from the podium which has helped new audiences as well as enthusiasts gain a greater appreciation for symphonic music. His programs often include premieres of new works – some specially commissioned for the orchestra — as well as great orchestral works across the symphonic repertoire and lively Pops programs. He is also an integral part of the Cape Ann Symphony Youth Outreach programs to area schools.
Yoichi Udagawa, the son of a nuclear physicist father and singer/artist mother, was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1964. His family immigrated to the United States soon thereafter. He began playing the violin at age four and made his conducting debut at age fifteen. After receiving a music degree from the University of Texas at Austin, he continued advanced studies in conducting with Gunther Schuller, Seiji Ozawa, Morihiro Okabe, and Henry Charles Smith. A fan of many different styles of music, Mr. Udagawa also enjoys performing gospel music in addition to his conducting activities. He is also an accomplished violinist and an avid fan of exercise and yoga.
The Cape Ann Symphony’s A Fantastic Program! is Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 8:00 pm at the Manchester-Essex High School Auditorium on 36 Lincoln Street in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA. Manchester-Essex High School Auditorium is handicapped accessible. Ticket prices are $35 for adults, $30 for senior citizens, $20 for Young Adults and Free for children 18 years old and under. The Open Rehearsal is Friday, September 27 at 7:30 pm at the Manchester-Essex High School auditorium. Admission for the Open Rehearsal is $10 for Adults and Free for Children 18 years old and under. For information, call 978-281-0543 or visit www.capeannsymphony.org