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Wheeling Symphony Panel Discussion with Maestro Andre Raphel & Composer Avner Dorman

March 13, 2014

Event starts at 12:00 PM.

A special Thursday edition of Lunch with Books featuring Maestro André Raphel and composer Avner Dorman

Avner has re-written a piece, originally for two quartets, for double string orchestra that will be premiered (US Premier) on Friday March 14th at the WSO concert at the Capitol Theatre.

Avner Dorman has quickly risen to become one of the leading composers of his generation. Dorman’s unique approach to rhythm and timbre has attracted some of the world’s most notable conductors, including Zubin Mehta, Christoph Eschenbach, Riccardo Chailly, and David Robertson to bring his music to international audiences at:

the New York Philharmonic
the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl
the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
the San Francisco Symphony
the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra at the Musikverein
the Salzburg Festival
the Lucerne Festival

“Prayer for the Innocents.”

“In the summer of 2004, a group of Chechen terrorists overran a school in Beslan, Russia, and held its pupils and teachers hostage for a number of days, culminating in the murder of at least 150 pupils. Thereafter, the Russian Archbishop eulogized them in a prayer he called “Prayer for the Innocents.” The eulogy, and its circumstances, affected me deeply, and prompted me to dedicate the middle movement of my second string quartet to the memory of the children. When Keshet Eilon asked me to compose a work for its summer 2009 Mastercourse, I decided to base it partly on that movement, expanding it for two string quartets.” -Avner Dorman

This work is now expanded for double string orchestras, to be premiered on Friday March14th with the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra.

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