Cellist Lynn Harrell to Join Annapolis Symphony Orchestra for Concert Series, 3/4

ANNAPOLIS, MD - World renowned cellist, Lynn Harrell, joins the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra in the next set of Lexus Classic Series concerts at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts on Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 8pm. Music Director José-Luis Novo will conduct the orchestra and Mr. Harrell in Dmitri Shostakovich's Concerto for Violoncello No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 107. The concert will also feature Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1 in D Major, "Titan."

A consummate soloist, chamber musician, recitalist, conductor, and teacher, Lynn Harrell's work has placed him in the highest echelon of today's performing artists, including such noted conductor-collaborators as James Levine, Sir Neville Marriner, Kurt Masur, Zubin Mehta, André Previn, Sir Simon Rattle, Leonard Slatkin, Yuri Temirkanov, and Michael Tilson Thomas.

In recent seasons, Harrell has performed with the symphonies of Atlanta, Sydney, Boston, and Detroit, the China and Seoul philharmonics, and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra to close Carnegie Hall's season. He recently performed in the Verbier, Hong Kong International Chamber, La Jolla, Eastern Music, Scotia, and Aspen festivals. In 2015-2016 Mr. Harrell is touring with the Mutter-Bronfman-Harrell trio in Berlin, Madrid, Moscow, Milan, and Munich. The trio is also performing Beethoven's triple concerto at the Salzburg Easter Festival and Dresden Staatskapelle. Orchestral engagements include those with the Mexico National Symphony, National Taiwan Symphony, and Hangzhou Philharmonic. Harrell's career includes more than 30 recordings, including the complete Bach Cello Suites, and two Grammy wins with Itzhak Perlman and Vladimir Ashkenazy.

Concert tickets range in price from $38 to $68, and $13 for students. Tickets are available online at www.annapolissymphony.org, by calling the Annapolis Symphony Box Office at 410-263-0907 or by visiting the office in Room 204 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis, Monday through Friday, 9:30am - 5:30pm.

All ticket holders are invited to attend a free pre-concert lecture in the auditorium at 6:45pm led by British pianist and lecturer Dr. Rachel Franklin. These entertaining and informative talks enhance the concert experience by providing historical and insightful perspectives on the repertoire.

Funding for the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra is generously provided by Elizabeth Richebourg Rea, ezStorage, Baltimore / Annapolis Lexus Dealers, the Maryland State Arts Council, Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, and Friends of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra.

The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra features 70 professional musicians who perform a variety of symphonic music for audiences of all ages. Additionally, the non-profit organization provides educational programs through its partnerships with local schools, and various other community outreach efforts.

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