ANNE AKIKO MEYERS TO REPLACE AUGUSTIN DUMAY AT
THE ORPHEUS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CONCERT AT CARNEGIE HALL
ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7 AT 7 P.M.
NEW YORK, NY (February 4, 2015)—French violinist Augustin Dumay has canceled his appearances with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra this weekend due to illness. Anne Akiko Meyers steps in to perform the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 at Lafayette College on Friday, February 6 at 8 p.m. and at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, February 7 at 7 p.m. Ms. Meyers performed the Barber Violin Concerto in her debut with Orpheus in December 2012.
Single ticket holders may contact the Carnegie Hall box office at (212) 247-7800 and Orpheus subscribers may contact Patron Services at (212) 896-1704 with any questions.
About Anne Akiko Meyers
Anne Akiko Meyers is celebrated around the world for her artistry and ability to connect with audiences from the concert stage, online, in television, and radio broadcasts. She regularly performs in recital and as guest soloist with many of the world’s top orchestras, and is a best-selling recording artist who has released 30 albums. She was Billboard’s top-selling traditional classical instrumental soloist of 2014 and just last week performed the famed opening theme song and was featured on CBS Sunday Morning with Dean Reynolds.
Future highlights include performances with Leonard Slatkin and the Orchestre de Lyon, a performance and recording of Arvo Pärt’s music with Kristjan Järvi and the MDR Leipzig Orchestra, a new recording with Keith Lockhart and the London Symphony Orchestra, and recital and concert appearances throughout North America. An avid commissioner of new music, Ms. Meyers will premiere Mason Bates, Samuel Jones and Somei Satoh’s music as well as 10 new arrangements from 5 composers, of the American Songbook/Golden Movie Era music in numerous cities nationwide.
This past fall, eOne Music released The American Masters, featuring the world premiere recordings of the Mason Bates Violin Concerto and John Corigliano’s ‘Lullaby for Natalie’ (written for Ms. Meyers’s first-born daughter) as well as the Samuel Barber Violin Concerto, with the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leonard Slatkin. In addition, Ms. Meyers will make the world premiere of the Samuel Jones Violin Concerto with the All-Star Orchestra, conducted by Gerard Schwarz, in a nationwide PBS broadcast special, to be aired in fall 2015 and released on DVD by Naxos.
In recent seasons, Ms. Meyers released the Four Seasons: The Vivaldi Album, and Air, the Bach Album, on eOne Music. Both recordings debuted at #1 on the classical Billboard charts and received great critical acclaim. The Vivaldi Album was the recording debut of one of the finest sounding violin in existence – the ‘Ex-Vieuxtemps’ Guarneri del Gesu violin, dated 1741, which was recently awarded to Ms. Meyers for her lifetime use.
Among Ms. Meyers’s recent performances include performances with the Chicago, Detroit, Nashville, and Richmond Symphony Orchestras of the Mason Bates Violin Concerto, a work she co-commissioned and premiered with the Pittsburgh Symphony in December 2012.
Born in San Diego, California and growing up in Southern California, Ms. Meyers studied at the Colburn School of Performing Arts, Indiana University, and Juilliard School. She received the Avery Fisher Career Grant and serves on the advisory board of Composers Concordance and Young Concert Artists. Ms. Meyers lives with her husband and two young daughters in Austin, Texas.
For more information on Ms. Meyers, please visit http://www.anneakikomeyers.com/Anne.
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Friday, February 6 at 8 p.m.
Lafayette College, Williams Center for the Arts
Saturday, February 7 at 7 p.m.
Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium
New York, NY
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin
RAMEAU Orchestral Suite from Les Boréades
MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
TIMO ANDRES Word of Mouth (world premiere)
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major
Carnegie Hall tickets priced from $14.50 to $110 are available by phone at (212) 247-7800, online at www.carnegiehall.org, or in person at the box office.