Cherokee Symphony Mid-Winter Concert will be Sunday, February 16, at 4 p.m., at the Cherokee Community Center in Cherokee.
The Conductor, Lee Thorson, will play selections by Edvard Grieg, Sigurd Jorsalfar, OP. 56, Prelude: In The Hall of the King, Triumphal March and Essay for Orchestra, OP. 12 by Samuel Barber.
The featured pianist for the concert will be Brian Lee who will play three movements of Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major by Ludwig Van Beethoven.
Allegro Moderato, Andante Con Moto, Rondo: Vivace Pianist Brian Lee has performed in a diverse array of well-known settings as a soloist and chamber musician, both in the United States and Canada. His performances have included such notable locales as Harris Concert Hall at the Aspen Music Festival, Rose Wagner Center for the Performing Arts in Salt Lake City, St. Paul's Chapel at Columbia University, Harvard University, The Juilliard School, the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown (Mass.), the World Financial Center in New York, and George Weston Recital Hall in Toronto. He has also collaborated with orchestras such as the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, Wheaton College Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia of the Nations, and has given several premiers, including new works by Gunther Schuller, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Reinhard Feel, Ricardo Malipiero, and Alex Freeman.
Recently, Lee's solo performances have been heard on Iowa Public Radio, and he had been featured in articles and interviews in several media outlets over the past year. He has studied with William Phemister, Gabriel Chodos, Joseph Kalichstein, Marianna Milkis, and has also coached with Daniel Paul Horn and Edna Golandsky. Currently a doctoral candidate at The Juilliard School, Lee is the recipient of numerous awards, including a C.V. Starr Fellowship, Van Cliburn Scholarship, and first prizes n the MTNA Wurlitzer State and Regional Competitions.
Tickets for the concert are available at the door, and season tickets are honored. Adult tickets are $7 and students are admitted free of charge.