Recognized worldwide as a musical phenomenon, Grammy-nominated Andres Cardenes parlays his myriad talents into one of classical music’s most versatile careers. A ferocious, passionate, and personally charismatic artist, Cuban-born Cardenes has garnered international acclaim from critics and audiences alike for his compelling solo violin. Mr. Cardenes was Concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for the past 22 years, and now serves as Music Director of the Strings Music Festival in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, is violinist for the Diaz Trio and the Carnegie Mellon Piano Trio, and is concentrating on his conducting, solo, and chamber music careers.
The All-Beethoven program will feature the Fidelio Overture and Symphony No. 8, with Mr. Cardenes featured in the Violin Concerto in D Major. Mr. Cardenes will perform with the Culver City Chamber Orchestra, with his sister Arlette Cardenes as conductor. Alan Chapman, KUSC host, will be the guest lecturer at the concert.
The concert admission is $25. Seniors and students are $15. Seating is limited and reservations are highly recommended. Sunday, August 22, 4 PM at the Broad Stage, 1310 Eleventh Street, Santa Monica. Bring the family and enjoy beautiful and uplifting music. Call (310) 397-2490 for reservations and information.
The Culver City Chamber Orchestra is dedicated to achieving the highest quality in musical performance, as well as educational programs that engage young people, enrich audiences, and shape the cultural life of Culver City and adjacent communities. The CCCO is led by Culver City’s Arlette Cardenes, Conductor and Executive Director. She has been conductor of the Culver City Chamber Orchestra since 1997. For further information, please call (310) 397-2490 or visit www.ccchamberorchestra.com.