New Westminster Symphony Orchestra presents Spring Concert
The highlight is Edward Elgar’s last notable work the Cello Concerto in E minor. It was composed during the summer of 1919, but it wasn’t until the 1960s when it caught the public imagination and became a classical bestseller, making it a cornerstone of the solo cello repertoire. Performing with the symphony is acclaimed soloist Mr. Bo Peng whose career has taken him around the world to various summer festivals and master classes. Mr. Peng holds a Bachelor's of Music in Cello Performance from the University of North Texas, a Master of Music from the Eastman School of Music, as well as a Performer’s Diploma from the Indiana University. Rounding out the concert is Jean Sibelius’ Symphony No. 1 in E minor and Carl Maria von Weber’s Der Freischütz Overture.
The symphony is dedicating this concert to the memory of long-time friend and supporter, local arts promoter Tony Antonias, whose tireless efforts contributed greatly to the longevity of the orchestra, now in its 75th uninterrupted year of performing the music of the classical composers for our patrons.
As always, the NWSO policy of “admission by donation” ensures that everyone who enjoys good classical music can attend our concerts in a barrier-free, accessible way. .