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Geneva Concerts Presents: The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (Delfs & Athayde)

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Sunday, November 24 at 3:00PM
Smith Opera House
Geneva Concerts

Andreas Delfs, Conductor
Juliana Athayde, Violin
Thomas Warfield, Narrator

Britten: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf

Over the course of his 35-year career, Andreas Delfs has earned a stellar reputation as one of the most respected conductors in the orchestra world. He is widely recognized as both a successful, hands-on orchestra builder and as an imaginative and inspiring music director. His passionate and dramatic interpretations of the late romantic repertoire with orchestras in both North America and Europe have drawn critical acclaim, reflecting a constantly evolving artistic maturity marked by the insight, depth and integrity he brings to the podium.

Appointed concertmaster of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra 2005 at age twenty-four, Juliana Athayde became the youngest person to hold the position since the orchestra’s inception in 1922. She has appeared as guest concertmaster for the Houston and Kansas City Symphonies as well as the National Arts Center Orchestra in Ottawa, Ontario. Prior to joining the RPO, Ms. Athayde was concertmaster of the Canton (OH) and Plymouth (MI) Symphonies. In 2002, she served as concertmaster of the New York String Seminar under the direction of Jaime Laredo for concerts at Carnegie Hall. For five years, she was a member of the Iris Chamber Orchestra in Memphis and she has performed with The Cleveland Orchestra in the United States and Europe. A fellow at the Aspen Music Festival and School for six years, Ms. Athayde was awarded the prestigious Dorothy DeLay fellowship in 2005 and was subsequently invited to return in 2010 to deliver the festival’s convocation speech.

Thomas Warfield is an international performing artist who’s lived in six countries. As a singer, dancer, actor, model, composer, pianist, choreographer, director, producer, educator, activist, and poet, Mr. Warfield has performed on stage, television, and film in more than 100 cities worldwide. Mr. Warfield was recently appointed by Governor Kathy Hochul to the New York Hate and Bias Prevention Council, and appointed by Rochester mayor Lovely Warren as co-chair of the City of Rochester’s Arts & Creative Community Committee.

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