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Oakland East Bay Symphony Concert Features Cellist David Requiro Tonight

Oakland East Bay Symphony Concert Features Cellist David Requiro Tonight

Oakland East Bay Symphony and Music Director Michael Morgan continue their 25th anniversary season tonight, January 24, 2014, at 8 pm at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland with cellist David Requiro on a program featuring a host of evocative music.

The young cellist will perform Kabalevsky's second Cello Concerto on a program with Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet overture, Bay Area composer Conrad Susa's The Blue Hour and Elgar's "Enigma" Variations. Requiro returns to Oakland East Bay Symphony after a successful performance of the Dvorak Cello Concerto in 2012. The concert will be preceded by a 7 pm talk by music historian John Kendall Bailey and is free to all ticket-holders.

For more information, visit www.oebs.org.

About David Requiro: First Prize winner of the 2008 Naumburg International Violoncello Competition, David Requiro has emerged as one of today's most promising young cellists. After winning first prize in both the Washington International and the Irving M. Klein String Competitions, he also captured a top prize at the Gaspar Cassadó International Violoncello Competition in Hachioji, Japan, coupled with the prize for the best performances of works by Cassadó.

Mr. Requiro has soloed with the Tokyo Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony and other orchestras across the U.S. His Carnegie Hall debut recital at Weill Hall was followed by a critically acclaimed San Francisco Performances recital at the Herbst Theatre. Soon after making his Kennedy Center debut, Mr. Requiro also completed the cycle of Beethoven's Sonatas for Piano and Cello at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. Actively involved in contemporary music, he has collaborated with composers Krzysztof Penderecki and Bright Sheng and most recently gave the Dutch premier of Pierre Jalbert's Sonata for cello and piano at the 2010 Amsterdam Cello Biennale.

Mr. Requiro is currently Artist in Residence at the University of Puget Sound where he is professor of cello and director of the chamber music program. He has served as artist faculty at the Giverny Chamber Music Festival, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Innsbrook Music Festival and Institute, Maui Classical Music Festival, Olympic Music Festival, and Center Stage Strings. He is also a member of the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players in New York City.

Tickets for the January 24 concert are priced from $20 to $70 and may be purchased at www.oebs.org or call 510-444-0801.

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