Bruckner Orchester Linz Comes To The Phillips Center For The Performing Arts In Gainsville 11/15

Bruckner Orchester Linz - one of Central Europe's leading orchestras - brings its rich tradition and history, along with renowned violinist Renaud Capucon, to the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Sunday, November 15.

With its 110 musicians, Bruckner Orchester manages not only the music for staged productions of Linz's Upper Austrian State Theater, but also the orchestra concerts. The Bruckner Orchester Linz fulfills a number of prominent tasks, including participation in the Bruckner Festival, the Ars Electronica Festival, the Linzer Klangwolke and the voestival. In the last few decades, the orchestra has earned an outstanding reputation for itself both in Austria and abroad.

Throughout 2009, Linz's year as the European Culture Capital, the Bruckner Orchester will not only perform it's variety of duties in Linz, but has the important role of ambassador for Linz and upper-Austria abroad. Having toured in 2008-2009 in Istanbul, Cologne and Paris, among other European cities, the orchestra is embarking on it's second great U.S. tour in November 2009.

Other guest performances have taken the ensemble to Hungary, Germany, Italy, the Czech Republic, Yugoslavia, Spain, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland, Greece, Japan, China and the US, and to leading festivals such as the Carinthian Summer Music Festival, the Bratislava Festival, the Brighton and Bath Festivals, the Klangspuren in Schwaz, the Festival de Musica de Canarias, the International Beethoven Festival in Bonn, and the Athens Festival.

Another focal point of the orchestra's work is its CD recordings. The Bruckner Orchester has made a name for itself over the decades with its recordings of works by Mozart, Schubert, Matthus, Schmidt, Korngold and Holst. The orchestra recently released a complete set of recordings of Anton Bruckner's symphonies in their original version under their Chief Conductor Dennis Russell Davies.

Named "Instrumentalist of the Year" for 2005 by the French Victoires de la Musique, Renaud Capuçon has taken his place among the top echelon of young violinists. He has performed with world-renowned orchestras such as the Boston Symphony at Tanglewood, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Bayerische Rundfunk, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre de Paris, NHK Symphony and Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, with conductors Bychkov, Chung, Dudamel, Dutoit, Eschenbach, Fischer and Robertson. His chamber music partners include Argerich, Barenboim, Bashmet, Bronfman . . . , the Labèques; Pletnev and Thibaudet.

Ticket Prices: $34.00 - $55.25

Web sites: University of Florida Performing Arts: www.performingarts.ufl.edu
Bruckner Orchestra: http://www.bruckner-orchester.at/3256_DE

To Purchase tickets, call the Phillips Center Box Office at 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 800-905-ARTS (toll-free within Florida) or call Ticketmaster at 800-277-1700 (toll-free). Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Phillips Center Box Office, the University Box Office at the University of Florida Reitz Union or from any Ticketmaster outlet, or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Cash, checks, MasterCard and Visa are accepted.

UF students may purchase $10 tickets (with a valid student ID) at the Phillips Center Box Office and the University Box Office at the Reitz Union. Other students may purchase $10 student tickets (in the balcony) at the Phillips Center Box Office.

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