Garland Symphony Orchestra presents “Across the Pond,” featuring former London Symphony Orchestra Principal Violist

Garland Symphony Orchestra continues its 2018-2019 season “Symphonic Kaleidoscope” on March 15, 2019 at 7:30PM at the Granville Arts Center, Brownlee Auditorium.

The GSO welcomes back violist Paul Silverthorne to perform the Walton Viola Concerto. Paul Silverthorne has combined a busy solo career with the position of Principal Viola of both the London Symphony Orchestra from 1991 and the London Sinfonietta from 1988.

On leaving the LSO in October 2015 he was appointed Professor of Viola at the School of Music at Soochow University in Suzhou, China where he has joined the international faculty there. From his base in China he continues to perform and teach in the UK and elsewhere. His solo performances regularly take him to the USA, the Far East, Australia and Russia as well as closer to home in the UK and Europe.

Silverthorne has performed with such conductors as Sir Colin Davis, André Previn, Sir Simon Rattle, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Christopher Hogwood, Oliver Knussen, John Adams and Kent Nagano, with the LSO and other major orchestras in the UK, USA and Europe. After a performance at the Proms, The Times described him as ‘[…] a virtuoso in sensitivity and technique’.

His recordings cover a wide range of repertoire and appear on EMI, Naxos, Chandos, Koch International Classics, ASV, Meridian, Albany and other labels to widespread acclaim. His recent album, ‘Beethoven by Arrangement’ with pianist David Owen Norris, a collection of works arranged for viola and piano, was issued on the Toccata Classics label and widely praised – ‘[…] with a performance of the quality here, we can experience the dedicated and delightful musicianship that these players bring to this wonderful music’ (International Record Review).

In addition, the GSO will be performing The Fourteenth Annual Great Movie Scores Quiz. Join the GSO as you, the audience, try to guess the movie scores from movies with “colorful” themes!

Guest artist Paul Silverthorne was Principal Violist of the London Symphony Orchestra for a quarter of a century; he is a true master of the instrument,” said Music Director Robert Austin. “And you mustn’t miss the annual Movie Quiz, which is always a hit: the orchestra plays selections from motion picture soundtracks, and the audience has to name the films and the composers!”

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Garland Symphony Orchestra credits its Music Director, Robert Carter Austin, for its continued outstanding and diverse orchestral programming. Maestro Austin’s background encompasses over 30 years of professional music experience and includes degrees from MIT, Cambridge University, and Stanford University. Maestro Austin’s musical experience includes conducting performances in many countries including: Korea, Ukraine, Canada, Italy, Spain, China, France, Germany, Mexico,

Bulgaria, Ecuador, Colombia, Philippines, Guatemala, Dominican Republic and the United States.

Season tickets as low as $60! Single tickets are priced at $17.50, $27.50, and $37.50. All are available by telephone (972.926.0611), fax (972.926.0811), or email Group discounts are available; please call the Garland Symphony Orchestra office for more information (972.926.0611).

All concerts begin at 7:30PM at the Granville Arts Center, Brownlee Auditorium
300 N. 5th St. | Garland, TX 75040 | 972.926.0611

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