World famous violinist Elmar Oliviera, Distinguished Artist-in-Residence at the Lynn University Conservatory of Music, will perform the recently discovered and rarely heard Schumann Violin Concerto on Monday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m., at Lynn’s Wold Performing Arts Center in Boca Raton.
This performance will be recorded live and released on the Artek Record Label. Led by Grammy-nominated conductor, Stewart Robertson, this concert also marks the first performance in Palm Beach County by the highly acclaimed Atlantic Classical Orchestra.
Unsurpassed in his combination of elegance and impeccable artistry, Elmar Oliveira is one of the world’s most distinguished musicians, and he remains the only American violinist to win the Gold Medal at Moscow’s prestigious Tchaikovsky International Competition. He was also the First Prize winner at the Naumburg International Competition and the first violinist to receive the coveted Avery Fisher Prize. Mr. Oliviera’s rigorous concert schedule includes appearances with many of the world’s great orchestras, including the Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, and the Seattle Symphony, to name a few. Mr. Oliveira remains
A prodigious recording artist, Elmar Oliveira’s discography on Artek, Angel, SONY Masterworks, Vox, Delos, IMP, Naxos, Ondine and Melodiya covers a wide range of works from the Baroque period to the present. His best-selling recording of the Rautavaara Violin Concerto with the Helsinki Philharmonic (Ondine) won a Cannes Classical Award and has appeared on Gramophone’s “Editor’s Choice” and other “Best Recordings” lists around the world. He was also a Grammy nominee for his CD of the Barber Concerto with Leonard Slatkin and the Saint Louis Symphony.
The Violin Concerto of Robert Schumann, written in 1853 but not premiered until 1937, represents something of a conundrum. It was put away for over 80 years because Schumann’s great friend and violin virtuoso, Joseph Joachim, felt that the piece was not representative of his friend’s musical greatness. The concerto was the last major work to be completed by the composer before the onset of mental illness. It is a three-movement work that today, is slowly gaining a footing into standard classical repertoire as a powerful and dramatic piece containing some of the most beautiful, lyrical melodies in the classical music genre.
In addition to the Schumann Violin Concerto the Atlantic Classical Orchestra will perform Schumann’s Overture to Hermann und Dorothea and the Overture, Scherzo and Finale.
About the Atlantic Classical Orchestra:
Now in its 22nd season, the Atlantic Classical Orchestra is one of the premiere chamber ensembles in the United States. With one Grammy Award nomination under his belt, Atlantic Classical Orchestra Artistic Director and Conductor Stewart Robertson is excited to lead the dynamic group of 38 musicians for its first commercial recording and performance in Palm Beach County.
“The making of this CD and the performance in the beautiful new Wold Performing Arts Center marks a very significant step in the development of the Atlantic Classical Orchestra,” says Robertson. “Our home audiences in Vero Beach and Stuart are already proud of the orchestra’s sophistication, and recording will enhance our reputation in a much wider context and before a much larger audience.”
Robertson is in his eighth season as Artistic Director and Conductor of the Atlantic Classical Orchestra. The former music director of the 70 year-old Florida Grand Opera and New York’s prestigious Glimmerglass Opera, Robertson has earned an international reputation for artistic excellence that attracts top musicians from some of the world’s leading conservatories from as far away as Chicago, Hartford and South America.
How to Purchase Tickets:
Tickets for the Elmar Oliveira’s performance with the Atlantic Classical Orchestra on March 5 at Lynn University are $40 for Orchestra seating and $35 for Mezzanine. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Atlantic Classical Orchestra office at 866.310.7521 or online at www.acomusic.org.