MYSO's Senior Symphony and Cellist Adrien Zitoun to Perform at Founders Concert, 1/19
On Sunday, January 19, 2014, 3:00 p.m., Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra presents cellist Adrien Zitoun as soloist at its annual Founders Concert, a gala performance featuring the organization's internationally acclaimed flagship ensemble, the Senior Symphony. Under Music Director Margery Deutsch and Associate Conductor Shelby Keith Dixon, the group will perform in Helen Bader Concert Hall, at UWM's Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, 2419 East Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee. MYSO will also pay tribute to the visionaries who formed and shaped MYSO, upon which its 58 years of musical excellence are built.
With 140 of our region's finest young musicians, the Senior Symphony will feature Mr. Zitoun performing the third and fourth movements of Edward Elgar's Concerto for Cello in E minor as well as Max Bruch's Kol Nidre. The orchestra will also perform The Moldau of Bed?ich Smetana, conducted by Mr. Dixon. Ms. Deutsch and the orchestra complete the program with a performance of Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet Suite.
Cellist Adrien Zitoun joined the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO) in 2001. Prior to the MSO, Mr. Zitoun was a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago from 1999-2001, and was principal cellist in his second season.
In 2001, as a member of the Eusia String Quartet, Mr. Zitoun was awarded the Gold Medal at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. The quartet tours regularly throughout the U.S., Finland, France and Japan and has released three recordings. Mr. Zitoun was also a member of the Nagaokakyo Chamber Ensemble in Japan. The ensemble has recorded four CDs and won numerous awards. Mr. Zitoun is currently a member of the Philomusica String Quartet, in residence at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, the Clarus Piano Trio that performs at Cardinal Stritch University and Present Music.