LAWRENCE – David Cho, music director for the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, will guest conduct the University of Kansas Symphony Orchestra in a performance on Tuesday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lied Center of Kansas.
The symphony orchestra will perform Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s “Variations on a Rococo Theme,” Op. 33 and Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64. “Variations on a Rococo Theme” will feature cello soloist Sunnat Ibrahim, winner of the 2016 KU School of Music Concerto Competition. Ibrahim, a master’s degree student in cello performance, is from Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He has performed with the Uzbek National Symphony, Kansas City National Symphony, Des Moines Symphony, Omaha Symphony and Shenyang Symphony.
Cho, a guest conductor, has conducted symphonies all over the world and collaborated with such artists as Yo-Yo Ma, Renée Fleming and Joshua Bell. Prior to his role with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, he was the associate conductor of the Utah Symphony and Utah Opera. He spent a year as the Conducting Fellow for the New World Symphony, during which time he made his debut in New York City’s Carnegie Hall and Rome’s Academy of Santa Cecilia. In 2003, participating in the National Conducting Institute, Cho made his debut with the National Symphony Orchestra at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Tickets for the performance are $8 for adults and $6 for children, seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased at the Lied Center Ticket Office, by phone at 785-864-2787 or online at lied.ku.edu. The performance will be available to watch via live stream at https://livestream.com/liedcenter/KUSO31417.
For more information, contact the KU School of Music at 785-864-3436 or visit www.music.ku.edu.