Marin Symphony, Orion Weiss, Guest Artist, Concert 1, No. 1

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The Marin Symphony's 2011-2012 season opens with Totally Tchaikovsky on 10/2/11 and 10/4/11.

Our first program, Totally Tchaikovsky, presents four romantic Tchaikovsky classics and features one of our favorite guest artists. The brilliance of Orion Weiss started in pre-school, continued at the Julliard School of Music and has grown ever since. He’s performed with dozens of the top orchestras and toured the world with the likes of Itzhak Perlman. Orion is known for expressing surprising energy and enthusiasm every time he performs. View the Concert 1, No. 1 slideshow to get insights about the performance from Orion's point of view.

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Marin Symphony, Orion Weiss, Guest Artist, Concert 1, No. 1

  1. 1. Orion Weiss Photo: Leslie Van Stelten59th Season | Maestro Alasdair Neale’s 10th Anniversary Fresh. Local. Music.
  2. 2. Photo: James Hall FEATURED ARTIST AND COMPOSER REFLECTIONS Beloved Marin Symphony guest artist, pianist Orion Weiss, performs Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 as part of the season-opening concerts on Sunday, October 2, and Tuesday, October 4, 2011. This is the first in a series of guest artist/composer stories and quotes — exposing secrets and insights from their points of view. Featured Artist | Pianist Orion Weiss | Concert 1, No. 1
  3. 3. CONNECTIONS“ My first connection to Marin is with Alasdair Neale. He was one of the first conductors — the most important conductor in the early part of my career. I’ve worked with him the longest... At first he was just a conductor. Then he became a friend. We’re in touch always. He’s a friend for music and a musical friend at ” the same time. This will be the third time I’ve played in Marin. Featured Artist | Pianist Orion Weiss | Concert 1, No. 1
  4. 4. FOCUS “ I can involve both the really focused part of my brain preparing for a concert and the really experimental part of my brain trying new things for whatever’s ” coming next.Photo: James Hall Featured Artist | Pianist Orion Weiss | Concert 1, No. 1
  5. 5. LISTENING “ I listen to recordings. I play it on different pianos. I come back with different intentions and ideas. When I perform for people I listen in a new way. I transport myself into the ears of ” an audience member.Photo: James Hall Featured Artist | Pianist Orion Weiss | Concert 1, No. 1
  6. 6. CONVERSATION “ I see what’s working and what isn’t, and I do instantaneous changes to make it work. When I’m playing with other musicians I’m reacting to what they’re doing. Music is like a ” conversation.Photo: James Hall Featured Artist | Pianist Orion Weiss | Concert 1, No. 1
  7. 7. CHARACTERS & VOICES “ Even in a solo concert, there’s still a dialogue going on inside the music. There are characters and voices. In the Tchaikovsky concerto there’s this endless stream of different characters with attitudes and personalities. You can imagine a person. We’re trying to tell a story. Even if it’s not a story with a plot, it’s still a story that ” makes emotional sense. Photo: Leslie Van SteltenFeatured Artist | Pianist Orion Weiss | Concert 1, No. 1
  8. 8. Orion Weiss Totally Tchaikovsky Tchaikovsky—the ultimate romantic. Marin Symphony favorite Orion Weiss returns with the dazzling Piano Concerto No. 1. The orchestra raises the roof with Romeo and Juliet and the 1812 Overture. Connect with us: 415.479.8100, www.marinsymphony.org PROGRAM 1 Sunday, October 2, 2011 at 3pm Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 7:30pm Alasdair Neale, conductor Orion Weiss, piano Tchaikovsky Capriccio Italien Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture Fresh. Local. Music. Alasdair Neale Photo: Leslie Van Stelten Photo: Matthew Washburn

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