Acclaimed by legendary cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich as “one of the outstanding violists I have had the privilege to hear,” violist Miles Hoffman will perform William Walton’s Viola Concerto in A Minor with The Spartanburg Philharmonic on Saturday, November 8.
Led by SPO Music Director Sarah Ioannides, this concert will feature Mendelssohn’s popular Symphony, No. 4, the “Italian’ Symphony, and Haydn’s Overture to the opera “La Fedelta Premiata”. This third performance in the 2008-2009 Masterworks Series will take place at 7:30 pm at Twichell Auditorium at Converse College.
Hoffman is Dean of the Petrie School of Music at Converse College and Associate Professor of Viola. He is the author of The NPR Classical Music Companion, now in its tenth printing, and as music commentator for NPR’s flagship news program, Morning Edition, he is regularly heard by a national audience of nearly fourteen million people. He has appeared frequently as viola soloist with orchestras throughout the United States, garnering glowing reviews for performances of concerto repertoire ranging from the baroque to the contemporary and he is the violist and artistic director of the American Chamber Players, a group he founded in 1985, and with whom he has played hundreds of concerts throughout North America.
Hoffman presents master classes, seminars and children’s programs in schools and universities around the U.S. both when traveling as a soloist and on tours with the American Chamber Players.
Concert tickets are $27, $25, $15 and $10. Call the Twichell Auditorium Box Office at (864) 596-9725 to purchase tickets or log on to the orchestra website at www.spartanburgphilharmonic.org.
About The Music Foundation of Spartanburg
Chartered in 1949, the Music Foundation of Spartanburg, Inc. serves as the presenting organization for the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Spartanburg’s professional orchestra. With a mission to entertain, educate and enrich lives through music, the Music Foundation of Spartanburg presents over 80 events annually reaching over 75,000 people in the Spartanburg community and surrounding counties. Learn more about The Music Foundation of Spartanburg at www.spartanburgphilharmonic.org. The Music Foundation of Spartanburg is located at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg, SC.