New England Symphony Orchestra Concert Dvorak Haydn Roderick MacDonald
WORCESTER – Tickets are now available for a New England Symphony Orchestra concert at Worcester’s Mechanics Hall at 7.30pm on Saturday April 9.
Tickets are available on the orchestra’s website, newenglandsymphony.org, or at the Mechanics Hall box office at 508-752-0888.
NESO Music Director Roderick MacDonald will be the featured soloist in Haydn’s E-flat Major Trumpet Concerto. Equally at home on the podium as in the solo trumpet seat, MacDonald began his career as principal trumpet of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, appointed by music director Kurt Masur upon completion of his master’s degree in music. at the New England Conservatory. His career as a concert soloist began shortly after this appointment and he has since performed worldwide as a trumpet soloist with highly regarded ensembles including the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra of Japan, Virtuosi Saxonia, the Bach Collegium Munich, the Bach Orchestra Leipzig, the Leipzig Chamber Orchestra, the Concerto Leipzig, Kammerphilharmonie Leipzig and the Super World Orchestra (Tokyo). With a discography of over 25 recordings with the Gewandhaus Orchestra, he can also be heard on recordings with the Leipzig Baroque Soloists, solo recordings and many other chamber and orchestral albums. One of his solo albums was named “CD of the month” by Naxos.
NESO President Ed Cyrus said, “Rod MacDonald brings special joy to his performances. The orchestra is delighted to share its artistic talent with the public.
The program will also include the timeless Symphony number 9 by Antonin Dvorak, “From the New World”.
The New England Symphony Orchestra continues to operate as a non-profit professional symphony orchestra run by volunteers serving the people of New England. This season’s strategic plan includes a three-concert series at Mechanics Hall, streaming performances as part of the NESO At Home series, and more. For more information on volunteering or sponsorship, call 603-438-8920.