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French Glitz And Russian Drama

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Taking themes from the opera Benvenuto Cellini, a glitzy, splashy Berlioz overture leads off the program. After the break, the powerful and brooding Symphony No. 4 of Tchaikovsky— his first breakout symphonic work of the later style.

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Hector Berlioz overture Le carnaval romain Op. 9; Carlos Miguel Prieto, conducting

Piotr Ilych Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 in F minor Op. 36; Ryan McAdams, conducting

Described by The Washington Post as a “dazzling virtuoso,” Daniel Lelchuk was appointed Assistant Principal cellist of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in 2013 by music director Carlos Miguel Prieto; he holds the same position with the New Orleans Opera Association. He has performed at numerous international festivals including those of Aspen, Baden-Baden, Hawaii, Colorado, Lakes Area, Silicon Valley, and Salzburg. He serves as cellist for New Orleans based chamber ensemble Lyrica Baroque. At the invitation of Prince Nicolò Boncompagni Ludovisi, he presented a series of solo cello recitals at the famed Villa Aurora, Rome. A founding member of the Castleton Chamber Players with violinist Eric Silberger, Daniel Lelchuk served from 2010-2014 as principal cellist of the Castleton Festival under Maestro Lorin Maazel.