ASO's Christopher Rex Performs Bloch's SCHELOMO Tonight
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) Principal Cellist Christopher Rex will take center stage to perform Bloch's Schelomo tonight, May 22, 2014, at 8:00 p.m., and May 24, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in Atlanta Symphony Hall at the Woodruff Arts Center. The program, which will be led by guest conductor Ilan Volkov, will also include the Overture to Verdi's I vespri siciliani and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10.
Bloch's Schelomo, which was completed in 1916, was inspired by the writings of King Solomon.
"Schelomo is an incredibly beautiful and heartfelt piece of music filled with emotional depth," said Mr. Rex, who will be performing this piece for the first time at these concerts. "My goal is to capture and communicate the overpowering love and concern that King Solomon feels for his people as expressed in the Book of Ecclesiastes-as though the cello is the voice of Solomon today at the Wailing Wall."
Mr. Rex, who has been Principal Cellist of the ASO since 1979, also said of his upcoming performance: "Being able to perform as a soloist with my friends and colleagues in the Orchestra is an incredibly rewarding opportunity; collaborating with them enhances my energy and enthusiasm for this performance and inspires me to play to the very best of my ability."
Single tickets for this performance are $24-$75. Additional details are available at aso.org.