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In Concert: University of Scranton String Orchestra & Special Guests

In Concert: University of Scranton String Orchestra & Special Guests

In Concert: University of Scranton String Orchestra & Special Guests

  • April 18, 2024
  • 342 Jefferson Avenue, Scranton, PA 18510
  • (570) 941-7624
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Internationally acclaimed cellists Mark Kosower and Mingyao Zhao join The University of Scranton String Orchestra in a program that includes the world premiere of a piece by composer Nate Sparks for a virtuosic cello duo with a student string orchestra. Kosower, principal cellist of The Cleveland Orchestra since 2010, is a consummate artist, equally known around the world as a recital and concerto soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. He has appeared as a soloist with renowned symphony orchestras throughout the world, is a frequent guest at international chamber music festivals, has recorded for multiple labels, and regularly serves as faculty for a variety of prestigious schools and festivals worldwide.

Recognized internationally for her passionate, artistic, and dynamic performances, Mingyao Zhao has performed extensively as a soloist, recitalist, orchestral, and chamber musician in China, the United States, Canada, Korea, and Poland. Ms. Zhao frequently performs as a substitute cellist with The Cleveland Orchestra and is on the faculty of The College of Wooster.

Sparks has written for performing ensembles throughout the U.S., including Lucky Chops, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra, Bobby Sanabria and the Multiverse Big Band, the MSM Afro-Cuban Orchestra, Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, ABS Chamber Orchestra, Kyle Athayde Dance Party, and Joseph Boga and the Scranton Ramblers, among many others.

The University of Scranton String Orchestra is a 30+ member ensemble comprised of members of the university community from majors and departments spanning the curriculum – the vast majority of them undergraduate students, joined by a few graduate students and members of the faculty and staff – none of whom are music majors, who are all brought together by their mutual love of music-making. 

This event is free. Please visit the University of Scranton website for more information.

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