ASO 71st Season "A New Chapter Begins"

Time & Place
Amherst Middle School, 55 Kings Highway, Amherst, NY. 
Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 7 p.m
Contributions encouraged but   Admission Free!
Stefan Sanders, Music Director/Conductor
Rogerson - A Song from Home (premiere)
Mozart - Violin Concerto No.5 in A Major
Debussy - Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Tchaikovsky - Capriccio Italien Op. 45

This concert sponsored by:
About the Artists
Dennis Kim
Dennis Kim was appointed Concertmaster of the Buffalo Philharmonic in the spring of 2015. Previously Mr. Kim has been Concertmaster of the Tampere Philharmonic in Finland, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Mr. Kim is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and Yale School of Music. Mr. Kim made his solo debut at the age of 14 with the Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra. Since then he has performed with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Macao Chamber Orchestra, Busan Philharmonic Orchestra, KBS Symphony Orchestra, Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and many others. Upcoming performance highlights include a performance of the Penderecki Double concerto with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra with BPO principal cellist Roman Mekinulov, and Maestro Penderecki conducting. Mr. Kim plays the 1701 Dushkin Stradivarius on permanent loan from a generous donor.

Chirs Rogerson
The opening to our 71st Season will feature Chris Rogerson's piece of music especially prepared for "Our New Chapter".
Recipient of the 2012 Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Chris Rogerson has been hailed as a "confident, fully-grown composing talent" (The Washington Post) whose music has "virtuosic exuberance" and "haunting beauty" (The New York Times). Mr. Rogerson's current commissions include works for the Attacca Quartet through the Buffalo Chamber Music Society, for "Orchestra 2001," and for the Kansas City Symphony; all three will be premiered this season. Additional commissions include Open Air for the Chicago Sinfonietta and a piano quartet entitled Summer Night Music for the Chamber Music Festival of Lexington, where he served as the Composer-in-Residence.