Sunday, February 14, 2016

Acclaimed Cellist Lynn Harrell Joins Annapolis Symphony in First Residency Concert at Strathmore, March 6th

Lynn Harrell visits Strathmore, March 6th

From our friends at Strathmore...

Renowned Cellist Elevates Shostakovich, Mahler in Inaugural ASO Residency Concert at Strathmore

Strathmore presents the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra (ASO) with world-renowned cellist Lynn Harrell in the orchestra’s first solo performance in the Music Center at Strathmore on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 3 PM. This engagement includes performances of Shostakovich’s Concerto for Violoncello No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 107, for which Harrell will join the ASO, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in D Major, both under the baton of ASO Music Director José-Luis Novo. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (301) 581-5100 or visit

This performance is part of the ASO’s four-year residency relationship with Strathmore, during which the symphony performs in the Music Center annually. The series enriches classical offerings in the region and elevates the profile of the ASO among lovers of symphonic music, while marking a pronounced escalation in the level of artistic collaboration for the orchestra. The first engagement in the series, with Simone Dinnerstein in 2015, was cancelled due to inclement weather.

With a 54-year history of artistic excellence, the ASO is recognized as the largest and most distinguished performing arts organization in Maryland’s capital city. Under the direction of Maestro José-Luis Novo, the ASO continues to rise in excellence and national reputation. The ASO reaches thousands annually with its free Pops in the Park concert, joint concerts with the United States Naval Academy, and collaborative projects with other arts organizations and touring headliners. Additionally, the ASO sponsors numerous award-winning education concerts and outreach programs in community schools.

Strathmore Presents 
Annapolis Symphony Orchestra
José-Luis Novo, conductor
Lynn Harrell, cello
Sunday, March 6, 2016
3 PM

Tickets $10-$30

Music Center at Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, MD 20852

For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit or call (301) 581-5100.

About Lynn Harrell:
A consummate soloist, chamber musician, recitalist, conductor, and teacher, Lynn Harrell’s work has placed him in the highest echelon of today’s performing artists, including such noted conductor-collaborators as James Levine, Sir Neville Marriner, Kurt Masur, Zubin Mehta, André Previn, Sir Simon Rattle, Leonard Slatkin, Yuri Temirkanov, and Michael Tilson Thomas.

In recent seasons, Harrell has performed with the symphonies of Atlanta, Sydney, Boston, and Detroit, the China and Seoul philharmonics, and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra to close Carnegie Hall’s season. He recently performed in the Verbier, Hong Kong International Chamber, La Jolla, Eastern Music, Scotia, and Aspen festivals.

In 2015-2016 Lynn is touring with the Mutter-Bronfman-Harrell trio in Berlin, Madrid, Moscow, Milan, and Munich. The trio is also performing Beethoven’s triple concerto at the Salzburg Easter Festival and Dresden Staatskapelle. Orchestral engagements include those with the Mexico National Symphony, National Taiwan Symphony, and Hangzhou Philharmonic.

Harrell’s career includes more than 30 recordings, including the complete Bach Cello Suites, and two GrammyÒ wins with Itzhak Perlman and Vladimir Ashkenazy.

About José-Luis Novo:
Since his appointment as Music Director and conductor of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra in 2005, José-Luis Novo, holder of The Philip Richebourg Chair, has instilled a new and vibrant artistic vision. Maestro Novo’s continuous drive for artistic excellence, innovative thematic programming, and collaborations with some of today’s most respected guest artists has brought about unprecedented artistic growth, audience praise, and consistent critical acclaim.

In addition to his post at the helm of the ASO, Maestro José-Luis Novo has served as Music Director and conductor of the Binghamton Philharmonic (New York) since 2003. Prior to these appointments, he was assistant conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of both Music Director Emeritus Jesús López-Cobos and former Music Director Paavo Järvi, and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra under the late Erich Kunzel.

About Strathmore:
Strathmore presents and produces exemplary visual and performing arts programs for diverse audiences; creates dynamic arts education experiences; and nurtures creative ideas and conversations that advance the future of the arts. The organization’s hallmark is the Music Center at Strathmore, with a 1,976-seat concert hall and education complex. Its core campus also includes the historic Mansion at Strathmore, which features an intimate Music Room and art galleries. Most recently, Strathmore opened AMP, a 230-seat cabaret-style venue located just up Rockville Pike from the core campus in the burgeoning Pike District of Montgomery County. Strathmore’s signature education, mission-driven programs include the Strathmore Student Concerts, the Artist in Residence and Fine Artist in Residence programs, and its Spring Break @ Strathmore camp.