PORTLAND – Grammy-nominated violinist Philippé Quint joins Music Director Toshiyuki Shimada and the Portland Symphony Orchestra for a concert featuring the music of Barber, Korngold and Sibelius at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, at Merrill Auditorium.

The evening begins with Barber’s Overture to “The School for Scandal,” which is known to be a musical testament to the wit of Sheridan’s comedy of the same name. It will be followed by the Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, by Erich Korngold, who is best known for his classic Oscar-winning film scores. It also will include Sibelius’ Symphony No. 1.

Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Quint is rapidly establishing his reputation. His debut recording of the William Schuman Concerto was nominated for two Grammys, including one for Best Soloist with Orchestra. He studied at Moscow’s Special Music School for the Gifted with Russian violinist Andrei Korsakov.

He made his orchestral debut at the age of 9 performing Wieniawski’s Concerto No. 2. Graduating from The Juilliard School in 1998, Quint received both bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

Recent seasons have taken him to Carnegie Hall, after winning The Waldo Mayo Award, given to the most gifted performer in New York.

Merrill Auditorium is in Portland’s City Hall. The auditorium entrance is at 20 Myrtle St.

Tickets: $49, $42, $34, $25 and $15. They may be purchased at the PortTix box office (open noon to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday), call (207) 842-0800; or go online to www.portlandsymphony.com.


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