PRESS RELEASE: MIDLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA’S “SEASONS OF THE WORLD” | 10/6/2018

Sep. 13, 2018

MIDLAND, Mich. – Internationally-acclaimed violinist Chloé Trevor joins the Midland Symphony Orchestra to perform a mashup from baroque to jazz: Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons and Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.

Elegant, yet fiery guest violinist (and Instagram sensation) Chloé Trevor performs Vivaldi’s widely recognized The Four Seasons fused with the Argentine tango twist of Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. Also on the program is Rachmaninoff’s superb – and sometimes stormy – second symphony. Its third movement was borrowed for Eric Carmen’s 1976 hit single, “Never Gonna Fall in Love Again.”

Repertoire:

Combined excerpts from
Piazzolla Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
Vivaldi The Four Seasons

Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2

Midland Symphony Orchestra’s Seasons of the World takes place Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Midland Center for the Arts, 1801 W. Saint Andrews Road. Tickets are $43 and $34 plus fees for adults; $15 plus fees for students. Buy online at midlandcenter.org, stop by the Center Ticket Office or call 800-523-7649. Season media partner: WCMU Public Media.

ABOUT CHLOÉ TREVOR

Quickly becoming one of the most talked about and sought after musical ambassadors to Generation Z, violinist Chloé Trevor has combined her spirit for classical music and her passion for mentoring the youth of today to connect on a personal level with audiences in exciting and innovative ways. Silver medalist of the Ima Hogg Competition, critics have acclaimed Chloé for her “dazzling technique”, “excellent musicianship”, “huge tone”, “poise and professional grace”, and “bold personality unafraid to exult in music and ability”. She has appeared as a soloist with orchestras worldwide, including the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Latvian Chamber Orchestra, Slovak State Philharmonic, Plano Symphony and the Knoxville Symphony. She made her New York concerto debut in 2013 and Avery Fisher Hall debut in 2014. Chloé was the Grand Prize winner at the 2006 Lynn Harrell Competition, the 2005 Lennox Competition, the 2003 Dallas Symphonic Festival Competition and the 2000 Collin County Young Artists Competition. She has been a featured violinist in the Music in the Mountains Festival in Colorado, at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas and with the Missouri Symphony Orchestra. At age thirteen she appeared on the nationally syndicated radio program From the Top. In 2004, Chloé appeared as a soloist with the Lutoslawski Filharmonie (Poland), the Teplice Philharmonic (Czech Republic), the Muncie Symphony and the Missouri Chamber Orchestra. She was also invited as a soloist in the 2004 Young Prague Spring Festival to give recitals and perform the Mendelssohn Concerto in and around Prague. More recent performances included a tour with the Latvian Chamber Orchestra in Riga, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with the Dallas Symphony and Prokofiev’s 2nd Concerto both at Sala São Paulo in Brazil and with the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra as a result of winning the Cleveland Institute of Music’s Concerto Competition. She went on to perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with the Houston Symphony and recitals at the Music in the Mountains Festival with pianist David Korevaar. She opened the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra’s 2010-11 season with the Barber Violin Concerto and the Missouri Symphony’s “Hot Summer Nights” 2011 Opening Gala with the Brahms Concerto. She returned to perform the Beethoven Concerto with the Knoxville Symphony for their Diamond anniversary season. In 2013, Chloé performed the Shostakovich Concerto No. 1 with the Missouri Symphony and was a guest soloist with the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic in the Czech Republic for their annual Christmas concert. In November 2014, the Dallas Morning News described Chloé as an artist “supplying tonal refinement, technical facility and natural musicality” in her performance of Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5. Upcoming engagements include performances with the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra, the Lake Shore Symphony Orchestra, the Missouri Symphony Orchestra, and the Boulder Chamber Orchestra, as well as her first tour of Australia in August 2015. Dedicated to music education and outreach, Chloé regularly connects with students and teachers through interactive performances, master classes, and lectures, both in person and online. With an extensive and ever-growing following via social media, Chloé enjoys spreading her message of positivity and encouragement to tens of thousands of people on a daily basis in order to influence present and future generations of classical musicians. Chloé was introduced to the violin at age 2 by her mother, Heidi Trevor Itashiki, Dallas Symphony violinist. She later studied with Arkady Fomin, Dallas Symphony violinist and Artistic Director of the New Conservatory of Dallas. Chloé has made numerous appearances on the concert stage with her father, internationally recognized conductor and teacher, Kirk Trevor. She completed her undergraduate degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music studying with David and Linda Cerone, and her graduate degree as a scholarship student at Rice University studying with Kenneth Goldsmith. Chloé plays on a Carlos Landolfi violin made in Italy in 1771 and a bow by Etienne Pajeot.

Bohuslav Rattay, Midland Symphony Orchestra Music Director

Czech conductor Bohuslav Rattay is a busy ambassador for classical music, working with orchestras across the globe to produce symphonic works of all kinds to a diverse audience. As he gains a reputation as one of the finest young talents of his generation, Mr. Rattay combines impassioned and virtuosic musicianship with a determination to bring great music into the lives of all people. In addition to the Midland Symphony Orchestra, he is Music Director of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra and also serves as Music Director for the Lake Charles Symphony Orchestra.

An enthusiastic promoter for classical music, Mr. Rattay strives to bring the traditional and innovative together in a manner exciting and fresh for his audience. He is renowned for his unique concert programs, incorporating special audience discussions and including multi-media elements. He is internationally acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for his fresh and inspired musical interpretations. He has received accolades for his “vibrant” performances and his “elegant panache” (Charleston City Paper, 2009), his ability to lead the orchestra with his “infectious zest and physicality” (Midland Daily News 2013), and his one-of-a-kind artistry, bringing “personal perspective … that will be remembered for many years” (Duluth News Tribune, 2012).

His overflowing passion for classical music is highly solicited, recently appearing as guest conductor with the Colorado Symphony, the Duluth-Superior Symphony, the Hilton Head Symphony, and the Teplice Philharmonic. Other recent engagements include the Virginia Symphony, West Michigan Symphony, Prague’s Dvořák Symphony Orchestra, and the Charleston (SC) Symphony, where he received several critical accolades. He has also conducted the National Symphony Orchestra as part of the National Conducting Institute and was selected by the American Symphony Orchestra League to participate in its Conducting Fellowship Program. He has been a music faculty member of the College of William and Mary, Ball State University, and is a frequent guest conductor of All-State and youth orchestras across the United States.

Mr. Rattay holds degrees from the Prague Conservatory, Rice University and the Peabody Institute of Music. He names Gustav Meier, Larry Rachleff, Benjamin Kamins, and Neeme Jarvi as his most influential teachers.

Bohuslav divides his time between the United States and Europe, always continuing his quest to find new ways to bring great music into the lives of people on both continents.

www.bohuslavrattay.com