Venue: Olympia Theatre at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts

Date: Sun, April 10th 2010 | 8pm

Venue: Olympia Theatre at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts

Date: Sun, April 11th 2010 | 8pm

Soloists: Ashley Garritson, cello | Daniel Andai Violin

Conductor: Jeffrey Stern

Delius: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
O'Connor: For the Heroes - Double Concerto for Violin & Cello (South Florida premiere)
Dvorak: Symphony No. 7, Op. 70
with Daniel Andai, violin

Hailed by the New York Times as an "Exemplary Leader," for conducting the Manhattan School of Music Chamber Sinfonia along with members of the New York Philharmonic from the concertmaster chair in Carnegie Hall, violinist Daniel Andai continues to share his versatile artistry as concert soloist with orchestras, recitalist, recording artist, orchestral and chamber musician on five continents including the Middle East, the Caribbean and 20 United States in some of the worlds leading concert halls and prominent artists. A consistent prize winner of numerous competitions & awards, some of which include the Raphael Bronstein Award from the Manhattan School of Music, Schlern International Competition in Italy, Dr. Luis Sigal International Violin Competition in Chile, International Soloist Festival in Moscow, Bach Society, Music Teachers National Association, FLASTA Young Artist Award, Mizner Centre for the Arts, Lynn University, New World School of the Arts, and many more, have led to many performances with such orchestras as the Florida Philharmonic, Moscow State Symphony, Miami Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonica Juvenil de Caracas, Sinfonica Venezolana Simon Bolivar, Renaissance Chamber Orchestra, Virtuosi Camerata and the Welsch Chamber Orchestra, among others.

Cellist, Ashley Garritson, has a distinguished career as an international soloist, chamber and orchestral musician.  She has collaborated with the Chicago Symphony, the Boston Symphony, the Del Sol Quartet, members of the Juilliard String Quartet, ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble) of Chicago, and the Vols Quartet as well as with other chamber music groups internationally.  Recent solo engagements include appearances with the Kammergild Chamber Orchestra, the Jefferson Symphony, the St. Joseph Symphony Orchestra, and the Northwestern Symphony Orchestra.  The Piedmont Post heralded her sound as “…exceptionally deep-toned, providing warmth…”.

Ashley currently serves as Artistic Director of the Monteverdi Festival of the Arts in Tuscany, Italy.  She is concurrently pursuing her doctorate at the University of Miami.

MISO's Assistant Conductor Jeffrey Stern, will be making his MISO conducting debut with Delius' "On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring". He is currently a doctoral candidate and teaching assistant with the University of Miami Frost School of Music. The Assistant Conductor Program is now in it's second successful year thanks to the vision and support of dean Shelton Berg. Read more about the program and Maestro Stern.

Program is sponsored by Net Jets