Cyrus Ginwala, conductor. Coe; Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto with Jassen Todorov; Britten.
Nov 16 at 8pm and Nov 17 at 4pm
Saturday November 16, 8pm, Sunday November 17, 4pm
Join Guest Conductor Cyrus Ginwala for BARS's November concert, part of Britten's centennial celebration. Kenton Coe's Ischiana Overture, Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto featuring Jassen Todorov, and Britten's Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell with readings from "Letters from a Life." St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 1111 O'Farrell Street (between Gough and Franklin), SF 94109. For tickets ($15-35) and info visit http://bars-sf.org/
About Dr. Cyrus Ginwala
Conductor Cyrus Ginwala has appeared with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Boca Pops, the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica, the Aspen Concert Orchestra and the Sewanee Summer Festival Orchestra. He has served as visiting faculty at the Peabody Conservatory and the St. Petersburg Conservatory in Russia. Since relocating to the Bay Area in 2005, he has conducted concerts throughout the region, including during the inaugural season of the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony.
Born and raised in Boston, his early training was as singer and pianist. While in high school, he studied at the Tanglewood Young Artist Program, after which he was appointed to the faculty for an additional three years. After completing a B. Mus. in piano at Boston University, he earned Master and Doctor of Music degrees in Orchestral Conducting at the Peabody Conservatory, where he conducted opera productions annually and was the only student in the conservatory's modern history entrusted with a major production of the Peabody Opera Theater.
About Jassen Todorov, violin
Jassen Todorov has distinguished himself as one of the most prominent violinists of his generation. Dubbed "an outstanding violinist...a player to watch" by the British music journal, The Strad, Mr. Todorov has played and taught master classes throughout Europe, Australia, Asia and North America, and garnered much acclaim for his intense, original musicianship.
Presented by Bay Area Rainbow Symphony.