Violinist Axel Strauss To Open The San Francisco Academy Orchestra's 10th Season
Axel Strauss was the first German artist to win the Naumburg Violin Award. After studying in Germany he came to the Julliard School of music where he studied with and became a teaching assistant to the late Dorothy Delay. An outstanding solo career followed as well as a brief period as Guest Concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic.
Other season highlights include the, Sing-it-Yourself Messiah to benefit a different humanitarian cause each year, a concert featuring Mozart's First Symphony as well as early music concerti with three titular members of The San Francisco Symphony.
Founded in 2000, the San Francisco Academy Orchestra's mission is to promote, present and preserve the art of musical performance as a vital form of human expression. Hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle and San Francisco Classical Voice as "venerable"¯ and "simply amazing",¯the orchestra is dedicated to offering young professional musicians the opportunity to rehearse and perform alongside members of the acclaimed San Francisco Symphony.
2010-2011 SEASON AT A GLANCE:
Sunday, October 10th, 2010 at 5:00pm: Andrei Gorbatenko, Conductor W.A. Mozart - Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K546 Sir Edward Elgar -
Sunday, December 19th, 2010 at 5:00pm: Alden Gilchrist, Conductor
Sunday, April 3rd, 2011 at 5:00pm: Andrei Gorbatenko, conductor
Concerts are held at Calvary Presbyterian Church at 2515 Fillmore St.
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