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SVC Concert Series to Present Violinist Andrés Cárdenes

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Posted: Thursday Dec 1, 2011

Violinist Andrés Cárdenes will be the fourth presentation in the Saint Vincent College Concert Series stage at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 in the Robert S. Carey Student Center Performing Arts Center.

Mr. Cárdenes will be performing Franz Schubert’s Fantasie in C Major, D. 934; Paul Hindemith’s Sonata in D, Op. 11, No. 2; W. A. Mozart’s Sonata in G Major, K. 301; Witold Lutoslawski’s Subito; Piotr Tchaikovsky’s Sérénade Mélancolique, Op. 26; and short pieces by Fritz Kreisler. He will be accompanied by pianist Luz Manríquez.

Recognized worldwide as a musical phenomenon, Grammy-nominated Mr. Cárdenes has one of classical music's most versatile careers. Since capturing Second Prize in the 1982 Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition in Moscow, Cuban-born Cárdenes has appeared as soloist with more than 100 orchestras on four continents. He has garnered international acclaim from critics and audiences alike for his compelling solo violin, conducting, viola, chamber music, concertmaster and recorded performances.

From 1989-2010 he was Concertmaster and well-known public face of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. This year and next Mr. Cárdenes continues his project to record many standard and contemporary concerti. His discography includes over two dozen recordings of concerti, sonatas, short works, orchestral and chamber music on the Ocean, Naxos, Sony, Arabesque, RCA, ProArte, Telarc, Artek, Melodya and Enharmonic labels.

Admission is $25 and tickets will be available at the door or by calling 724 805-2565.

Single tickets, season tickets, flex passes, group rates and student discounts are also available.

A dinner concert package, A Classic Evening at Saint Vincent, is offered for $50 with advance reservations.

Upcoming concerts in the series include George Li, piano, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012; Leonardo Capalbo, tenor, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012; Duo Orfeo, guitar duo, Saturday, March 17, 2012; and Lark Quartet, string quartet, Saturday, April 14, 2012.

Further details are available by contacting the Concert Series Box Office, 724 805-2565 or www.stvincent.edu/concertseries.


Photo: Violinist Andrés Cárdenes