On Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 8pm at the Santander Performing Arts Center the Reading Symphony Orchestra presents the fourth concert in the 101st subscription series season featuring violinist, Nigel Armstrong. Armstrong recently came to international attention as the highest-ranked American prize-winner in the 14th Tchaikovsky International Competition. As a Curtis protégé, he continues to dazzle audiences around the globe. This inspiring night of music also features Vaughan Williams 5 Variants of “Dives and Lazarus” as well as the Sibelius Symphony No. 1. Also featured on the program will be a performance by the Reading Symphony Junior String Orchestra (RSJSO) under the direction of Mr. Brian Mishler.
Born in Sonoma, California, Mr. Armstrong made his solo debut at the age of 12 with the Baroque Sinfonia in Santa Rosa and has since performed concertos and showpieces with, among others, the Boston Pops and Norwegian Radio Orchestras; the St. Petersburg, Ft. Wayne, and Reno Philharmonic Orchestras; the Berkeley and Glacier Symphony Orchestras; the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, the Asociación de Profesores de la Orquesta Estable del Teatro Colón and the American Philharmonic of Sonoma County, with which he performed for two seasons. In 2011, Mr. Armstrong performed the Korngold Violin Concerto with Sir Neville Marriner conducting the Colburn Orchestra.
The Reading Symphony Orchestra is in its 101th Season under the direction of Andrew Constantine. Join the RSO as we continue to provide and promote high quality symphonic music to the citizens of Reading and Berks Community. For more information or tickets please call 610.373.7557 or visit the orchestra online at www.readingsymphony.org.
From Jeff Rutter, Operations Manager for Reading Symphony Orchestra