(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Mark Peskanov will be the featured soloist when the Berkshire Symphony performs the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in Chapin Hall at Williams College on Friday, November 20, 2015, at 8pm. The program will also include Roy Harris’s Symphony No. 3 and Johannes Brahms’s Third Symphony.
There is a pre-concert talk with conductor Ronald Feldman at 7:15 p.m. in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, adjacent to the main venue.
The Odessa-born, Grammy Award nominee Mark Peskanov is a winner of the Avery Fisher Career Grant and the First Isaac Stern Carnegie Hall Award. He has been a guest soloist on numerous occasions with the Chicago Symphony and the New York, Los Angeles and London Philharmonics as well as the Boston, Cleveland, Philadelphia, San Francisco, LSO, NHK, Montreal, Toronto and many other orchestras.
He has appeared at summer festivals including Aspen, Grant Park, the Mann Music Center, Tanglewood, and at the Hollywood Bowl. Hailed as a “sensational soloist” by the Chicago Tribune, Peskanov has performed as a soloist with orchestras and in recital throughout North America, Australia, Japan, the Middle East, Europe and South America. Peskanov is also a gifted composer. His recording of Stravinsky’s “L’Histoire du Soldat” on Koch Records was nominated for a 2003 Grammy Award. He is the president, executive and artistic director of Bargemusic.
concert hotline: 413-597-3146