Baylor University School of Music Presents
The Baylor Symphony Orchestra
Dates: April 23, 2024
Location: Bass Performance Hall
Run Time: 85 minutes, with one intermission
April 23, 2024
Making its Bass Hall debut, the award-winning Baylor Symphony Orchestra conducted by Miguel Harth-Bedoya, The Mary Franks Thompson Professorship of Orchestral Studies, will enchant audiences with Maurice Ravel’s La Valse—a one-movement symphonic poem and tribute to the waltz; a performance of Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor with internationally acclaimed soloist Richard Lin; and a harmonious and orchestral promenade through Ravel’s famed orchestration of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.
The Baylor Symphony Orchestra is an ensemble of artistic excellence, where Baylor University musicians experience an environment of camaraderie, motivation and inspiration through a variety of repertoire from all periods, and where they grow professionally and artistically. Initiated in 1944, the Baylor Symphony Orchestra has had only three permanent conductors. Founding director Daniel Sternberg passed the baton to Stephen Heyde in 1984, and then Miguel Harth-Bedoya took the podium in 2022.
Through the years, the Baylor Symphony has worked with many distinguished performers, among them Van Cliburn, Robert Shaw, Josef Gingold, Corey Cerovsek, Jacob Druckman, Lorin Hollander and Peter Schickele.
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Emmy Award-winning and Grammy-nominated conductor, is a master of color, drawing idiomatic interpretations from a diverse and wide range of repertoire in concerts across the globe.
Celebrating more than 30 years of professional conducting, and with a deep commitment to passing his experience on to the next generation of musicians, he currently serves as The Mary Franks Thompson Professorship of Orchestral Studies and Music Director of the Baylor Symphony Orchestra at Baylor University, where in addition to performing, he teaches orchestral conducting at the undergraduate and graduate level.
Richard Lin, soloist
Taiwanese American violinist Richard Lin continues to gain international prominence since his Gold Medal prize at the 2018 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. Following his June 2022 Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium recital debut, New York Concert Review asserted, “Richard Lin. Remember the name. For he has everything required to take the world by storm.”
Richard’s 2023–24 season includes appearances as soloist with orchestras around the globe as well as recitals throughout the United States, including performances with Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
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