Truman Orchestra Welcomes Guest Soloist

Truman State University Symphony Orchestra will join with guest soloist Giuseppe Bruno in concert, Oct. 1.

The free concert will take place at 8 p.m. in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall, and will feature a selection of carefully chosen pieces from Giuseppe Verdi, Boris Blacher, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Maurice Ravel.

Sam McClure will conduct the Truman Orchestra on Verdi’s “Overture to La Forza del Destino,” Blacher’s “Orchestral Variations on a Theme of Paganini” and Mozart’s “Piano Concert No. 25 in C Major K. 503.”  Bruno will perform as guest pianist on Mozart’s “Piano Concert No. 25 in C Major K. 503” and as guest conductor on Ravel’s “Alborada del Gracioso.”

Bruno studied piano with Paolo Bordoni, conducting with Leopold Hager, and attended a seminar in composition at the IRCAM in Paris. Performing for several years as a pianist in many different chamber ensembles and as a soloist, he has played with many important orchestras in the U.S., Italy, Greece, Romania and Germany in a repertory that extends from Mozart to Dallapiccola. He has collaborated with conductors including Alkis Baltas, Spiros Argiris, Franz Lamprecht, Corneliu Dumbraveanu, violinist Sashko Gawriloff, singers Gail Gilmore and Victor von Halem, and with the Octet of the Berlin Philharmonic.

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