Artwork by Nick Blanchard

Artwork by Nick Blanchard

June 5, 2016 - 3:00pm
San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Schumann: Julius Caesar Overture

Cwik: "THE SWORD IN THE STONE" English Horn Concerto

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 in E minor

About our soloist...

Ross deLuna, English Horn

Russ deLuna joined the San Francisco Symphony as English horn player in 2007 and is occupant of the Joseph and Pauline Scafidi Chair.  He has appeared as soloist with the orchestra in Quiet City by Aaron Copland and this season performing The Swan of Tuonela.  In the summer he performs as a member of the Saito Kinen Orchestra in Matsumoto, Japan and earlier this year performed as guest English Hornist with the New York Philharmonic.  He was previously principal oboist of the Atlanta Opera Orchestra and Columbus Symphony Orchestra of Georgia; he played English horn in the Atlanta Ballet and the Alabama Symphony. He holds an M.M. from Boston University, has taught at Emory University and Columbus State University and has given master classes at Manhattan School of Music, University of Michigan and many others. He has performed on the San Francisco Chamber Music Series, Noe Valley Chamber Music Series as well as with the Gold Coast Chamber Players. He is also on the oboe faculty of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

About the composer...

  Stefan Cwik, composer

Stefan Cwik, composer

Singer/guitarist/composer/educator Stefan Cwik studied guitar and composition at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music with Dusan Bogdanovic and David Conte. He also studied with French composer Michel Merlet in Paris, and with John Corigliano at The Juilliard School in New York City. While at Juilliard, Stefan won the Orchestral Composition Competition for two consecutive years, with his works Terpsichore and The Illusionist. Stefan has collaborated twice before with Maestro Stephen Paulson and Symphony Parnassus, giving the premieres of his Concert Dances for Orchestra, and of his Piano Concerto, with soloist Scott Foglesong. Stefan Cwik is currently Professor of Music Theory and Musicianship at SFCM, and is a member of ASCAP. He’s also the lead singer and guitarist in The Blind Bandits, a trio that performs his contemporary original songs.

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