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Concerts > Classics

Soaring Strings

Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Scottish Rite Cathedral

  • Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
  • Arnold - Concerto for Two Violins and String Orchestra
  • Christopher Collins Lee, Violin
  • Eliezer Gutman, Violin
  • Sibelius - Symphony No. 5

The Reading Symphony Orchestra performs two masterpieces of the 20th century, alongside Sibelius's Symphony No. 5. RSO’s own violinists Christopher Collins Lee and Eliezer Gutman showcase Malcolm Arnold’s melodic and exuberant Concerto for Two Violins and String Orchestra. The program is rounded out by Vaughan Williams’s Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis, one of the composer’s most famous and beautiful works.

Christopher Collins Lee, Violin

Violinist Christopher Collins Lee has performed on every continent except Antarctica. As official Musical Ambassador of the US Department of State, he has played thousands of concerts worldwide. A protégé of Leonard Bernstein, he has performed with notable and diverse musicians such as Stokowski, Pavarotti, and Elton John.

Eliezer Gutman, Violin

Romanian-born and raised in Israel, Eliezer Gutman is the Associate Concertmaster of the RSO. He has been a member of the Delaware Symphony Orchestra since 1994 and is currently Concertmaster with the Kennett Symphony of Chester County, the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, and Opera Delaware. Eliezer has performed in recitals and with orchestras across the world.

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