Saturday, April 22, 2023 – 7:30 pm at The Music Hall Historic Theater
Simone Porter plays the celebrated Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor with the Great Bay Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by music director David Upham
“Her intonation was impeccable, even in the breakneck digital gymnastics of the finale.”
– John von Rhein, Chicago Classical Review,
review of Illinois Philharmonic Opener, October 2018
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Adults $39, Seniors $34, Students through College $19
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Children 12 and under are FREE, accompanied by a parent.
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Highly acclaimed violin virtuoso Simone Porter plays the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor, Opus 64, with the Great Bay Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by music director David Upham.
Also featuring Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Opus 90 (“Italian”). This is the third concert in the 2022-2023 Season for the Great Bay Philharmonic Orchestra (GBPO), and the program features two of the most beloved pieces in the classical repertoire.
Violinist Simone Porter has been recognized as an emerging artist of impassioned energy, interpretive integrity, and vibrant communication. In the past few years, she has debuted with the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic; and with a number of renowned conductors, including Stéphane Denève, Gustavo Dudamel, Charles Dutoit, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Nicholas McGegan, Ludovic Morlot, Donald Runnicles and Esa-Pekka Salonen. Born in 1996, Simone made her professional solo debut at age 10 with the Seattle Symphony and her international debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London at age 13. In March 2015, Simone was named a recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant.
Simone Porter plays on a 1745 J.B. Guadagnini violin on generous loan from The Mandell Collection of Southern California.
For more information, visit Simone’s website.