Bamberg Plays At Hope

October 11, 1991

One of Germany's most distinguished orchestras, the Bamberg Symphony, appears at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17, at the new Bob Hope Performing Arts Center, in Alumni Hall at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis.

The program will include Dvorak's "Carnival" Overture and "New World" Symphony and Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No. 1, with soloist Heinrich Schiff performing on his 1698 Stradivarius cello.

Founded 45 years ago by refugee musicians from Prague, the orchestra will be conducted by Christoph Eschenbach. Under his baton, the Bamberg Symphony has just released a series of recordings of the musicof Robert Schumann, on the Virgin classics label.

Eschenbach has served as guest conductor with the Houston Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, and other orchestras throughout Europe and North America. He is also a concert pianist, with over 50 recordings.

Schiff, one of the world's great cellists, performs more than 100 concerts annually.

Tickets are $17 and $12 and may be purchased at the U.S. Naval Academy Ticket Office in Ricketts Hall or at the box office at Alumni Hall on the evening of the performance.

Information: 268-6060 or 267-2439.

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