Orquesta Filarmónica de Jalisco.
First Season 2014: RACHMANINOV SERIES II
Within the ambits of the OFJ's First Season 2014, the orchestra presents one of the most characteristic and well-known piano concertos in the entire repertoire, universally recognized for its virtuosity and its emotional impact: The Concerto for piano No. 2 of Sergei Rachmaninov, performed by virtuoso pianist Alexei Volodín. Maestro Volodin joins the orchestra under the baton of a young Venezuelan guest conductor, Maestro Joshua Dos Santos. Both will set foot on Guadalajara's soil for the first time in order to offer a memorable concert. Also interpreted will be the works "Girando, Danzado" by Carlos Sánchez-Gutiérrez and Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No.4 in B-flat Major op.60.
The concert will take place on the 7th of March at 8:30 PM and on the 9th of March at 12:30 PM in the Teatro Degollado. Tickets run from $110.00 to $200.00 pesos and may be purchased through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com.mx y 3818-3800) or in the Teatro Degollado box office with a discount of 50 % for students, teachers, senior citizens and the handicapped.
JOSHUA DOS SANTOS, Guest Conductor
Young Venezuelan Maestro Joshua Dos Santos is in the process of forging an international career. Working on a regular basis as assistant conductor under renowned Maestro Gustavo Dudamel and the OSSBV (Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolivar de Venezuela) on their international tours, he realized his international debut in Carnegie Hall in New York. Mentioning some of his successful presentations: the Carnegie Hall Voices from Latin America Festival, his featured participation in the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Mahler Project and his selection as a Dudamel Fellow by the same orchestra, as well as a list of highly praised concerts in South America, the United States and Europe.
ALEXEI VOLODIN, Piano
Born in 1977 in Saint Petersburg, Alexei Volodin began his study of music at the age of nine. In 1994 he began to attend master classes given by Professor Eliso Virsaladze in the Moscow Conservatory. He has performed with such prestigious orchestras as the London Symphony, the Filarmónica del Teatro alla Scala, National Symphony Orchestras of Russia and France, the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic and the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich. He has worked with directors of such international stature as Valery Gergiev, Lorin Maazel, Riccardo Chailly, Mikhail Pletnev, Marek Janowski, Zoltán Kocsis, David Zinman and Vladimir Fedosseiev, among others. Alexei Volodin is also a highly valued recitalist. He has been involved with almost every important piano festival and recital series, including the Concertgebouw Amsterdam (Meesterpianisten), Suntory Hall of Tokyo (World Pianists), Vienna (Konzerthaus and Theater an der Wien), and New York (Metropolitan Museum), among many others.