The DeKalb Symphony Orchestra is excited to open its 2018-2019 concert season on September 25th with cellist Benjamin Karp performing the popular Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1 and Glazunov: Chant du Ménestrel.
Benjamin Karp is Professor of Music and Director of Chamber Music at the University of Kentucky School of Music, as well as principal cellist with the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra.
Mr. Karp has concertized on four continents, including appearances as soloist with the Tianjin Symphony Orchestra in China and the Espirito Santo Philharmonic in Brazil. Benjamin frequently joins the cello section of the Cincinnati Symphony and has played in Carnegie Hall five times with the orchestra. Mr. Karp has also performed with the CSO on tours of the United States, Europe, Japan, China, Singapore, and Puerto Rico. He was a member of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra for ten years, serving as principal cellist for five years. Mr. Karp is a widely known chamber musician, appearing at festivals throughout the United States.
In this season opening concert, "Vive la France!", the orchestra will also be performing the famous Franck: Symphony in D Minor.
The performance will be held at 8:00 p.m. in the Marvin Cole Auditorium at Georgia State University, Clarkston Campus. The public is invited to a pre-concert conversation with the conductor at the 7:00 p.m. To purchase individual tickets or season subscriptions you may call 678-891-3565 or visit our website at www.dekalbsymphony.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.
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