The DeKalb Symphony Orchestra is excited to open its 2017-2018 concert season with violinist William Pu performing Beethoven: Romance No. 2 in F and Saint-Saens: Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso. For the past twenty-five years, Mr. Pu was the Assistant Concertmaster for the Houston Symphony Orchestra and the Associate Concertmaster for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. During his tenured years with the Houston Symphony Orchestra and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Mr. Pu led both as acting concertmaster, on tours, and on recordings. He was featured as a soloist on many occasions, and collaborated with distinguished artists such as Robert Spano, Christoph Eschenbach, Yo-Yo Ma, Lang Lang, and Itzhak Perlman.
Mr. Pu was invited to be the featured soloist with the Wroclaw Philharmonic in Poland, Ohio Chamber Orchestra, Texas Music Festival Orchestra, Moore School of Music Orchestra at University of Houston, Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra, Georgia State University School of Music Orchestra, DeKalb Symphony Orchestra, Woodland Symphony Orchestra, and Galveston Symphony Orchestra.
In 2005 and 2010, Mr. Pu was invited to perform in Beijing and Shanghai as a member of the orchestra comprised of the top one hundred Chinese musicians from around the world. In 2014, Mr. Pu along with his wife, Amy Chang, founded William Pu Music Academy located in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Also on the program Kalinnikov: Symphony No. 1. The public is invited to meet the conductor at the 7:00 p.m. pre-concert conversation.