PROKOFIEV AND HAYDN: SPARKLING CLASSICS

Event details

  • Monday | 20th April, 2015
  • 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • First Presbyterian Church
    540 William Hilton Parkway
    Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
  • 843-842-2055
  • John Morris Russell
    Conductor

    Terry Moore
    Violin

The Classical tradition morphs and endures.

Prokofiev Classical Symphony
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 1
Haydn Symphony No. 94 “Surprise”

 

Terry Moore, Concertmaster

Terry-MooreTerry Moore has served as Concertmaster of the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra from 1993 to 1999 and from 2004 to the present. During 2011 – 2012 Terry was on the HHSO Search Committee for a new conductor and was appointed as the Artistic Director for the Season. In the words of Conductor John Morris Russell, “Terry is an extraordinarily accomplished violinist and orchestral leader. His deep knowledge of the repertoire and passionate music-making is the foundation of the HHSO’s sound.”

He has performed the Barber, Bach E Major, Bruch G Minor and Mendelssohn Concertos, Bruch’s “Scottish Fantasy” and Miklos Rozsa’s Theme and Variations. In a previous review, Sterling Adams complimented Moore’s playing of Bruch’s “Scottish Fantasy” as “notable for its beauty of tone and skillful negotiation of double stops, sweeping arpeggios, trills and runs . . . the exceptional technical demands of the second and final movements were met with masterful control.”

Moore is from Rochester, Minnesota and has music degrees from Indiana University and The Catholic University of America. His violin teachers include Daniel Guilet, Dorothy DeLay and Lorand Fenyves. He served in the U.S. Army “Strolling Strings”, performing frequently in the White House for the President.
Previously Moore was a member of the Toronto Symphony and for nine years was Concertmaster of the Florida Orchestra where he also founded the Youth Orchestra in Tampa. He has performed with orchestras in Richmond, Aspen, Grand Rapids, Flagstaff and the Sarasota Opera. He was a faculty member at Hope College in Holland, Michigan and is also a composer, arranger and a frequent chamber music performer. His wife, Sarah Schenkman, is Principal Cellist of the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra.

Sergey Prokofiev
Symphony No. 1 in D major, Op. 25, Classical
Prokofiev was a composer caught between two cultures. Born into an affluent musical family, he left the Soviet Union in the summer of 1918, shortly after the 1917 Revolution. For the next 17 years he lived in Paris and toured the United States, returning to his native country in the mid-1930s never to leave again.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Violin Concerto No. 1 in B-flat major, K. 207
There is some controversy among scholars whether Mozart himself actually gave the first performance of his five known violin concertos, but there is no question that he was already a master violinist in his childhood. In fact, his father, Leopold – ever the “backstage parent” – was frequently after him to show off his skills by writing a virtuoso concerto for the instrument: “You yourself do not know how well you play the violin,” he wrote to his son.

Franz Joseph Haydn
Symphony No. 94 in G major, “Surprise”
The long life of Franz Joseph Haydn spanned one of the great upheavals in the economics of the musical profession. It marked the demise of the aristocratic “ownership” of music and musicians and the rise of the middle class as patrons, supporters and chief consumers of the arts. No one bridged this transition more effectively than Haydn, who spent most of his career as the valued erudite servant of an Austro-Hungarian aristocrat to become in his later years the darling of London’s merchants – without offending either.