Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra’s season finale will be mix of visual, audial artistry

cadimThe 2014-15 Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra’s season has been one of the most exciting since Sarah Ioannides took over as music director and conductor 10 years ago.

The concert will be a mix of visual and audial artistry featuring internationally acclaimed solo violinist Vadim Gluzman, who will perform the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D while painter Julyan Davis simultaneously paints on stage.

Ioannides chose pieces by Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky, Edvard Grieg and Modest Mussorgsky, which she found fit marvelously together, and she built the program to imitate or celebrate life.

“The program builds in grandeur toward the end and it represents, to me, as a whole, the celebration of life,” Ioannides said, “from a wedding day to a remarkable violin, violinist and creator (Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto) and finally to art and its connection to music in the ‘Pictures at an Exhibition.'”

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