TOWER | Chamber Dance
HAYDN | Trumpet Concerto in E flat
MYERS | Changes
MOZART | Symphony No. 29
RUN TIME: 1 HR 45 MINUTES
Masterworks III pairs the familiar and the unfamiliar. Works by Haydn and Mozart, classical composers often associated with one another, are interspersed with two contemporary pieces by Joan Tower and a relative newcomer, Andre Myers.
Haydn and Mozart anchor this program. Former Madisonian, and principal trumpet of the Baltimore Symphony, Andrew Balio will perform Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto with cadenzas by Penderecki. Mozart’s Symphony No. 29 in A major is one of his more popular early symphonies. While two contemporary American voices complete the program. The more established composer, Joan Tower is alongside the younger talent of Andre Myers, with both works composed in the twenty-first century.
Andrew Balio has served as principal trumpet of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) since his invitation by Yuri Temirkanov in 2001, and served as principal of the Oslo Philharmonic during its 14/15 season. He is former principal of the Israel Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta and of the Orquesta Sinfonica del Estado de Mexico. Andrew’s interest in orchestral affairs and challenges began while he was a music student, renting a room from the Boston Symphony’s long-time chairman of the Players’ Committee and thereby gaining a unique and candid vantage point from which to consider the inner workings of a highly successful organization. In Baltimore, he served on various orchestral committees before formulating his first strategic plan for the organization called “Repositioning the BSO” in 2003, collaborating with Robin-Marie Williams, strategic planner for NASA and the Department of Defense. His many years of watching, studying, and seeking out the experts culminates with his founding of the Future Symphony Institute. More recently, Andrew has been called upon again to present a new value strategy for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and continues his ongoing efforts to fundamentally change the patron experience. Andrew remains active as a teacher, performer, committee member, and as an avid student of business, philosophy, and the challenges of our modern culture.