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Mystery & Joy with Bruch Chamber Orchestra

October 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm


The Bruch Chamber Orchestra announces their Fall Concert, Mystery & Joy, with performances of Mendelssohn’s cheerful and bright Violin Concerto and Wagner’s picturesque and enigmatic Siegfried Idyll. These moving and beautifully crafted pieces will be featuring violinist, Ari Streisfeld. The performance will take place on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the W.W. Hootie Johnson Hall located in the Darla Moore School of Business. Paid parking available at UofSC Discovery Plaza Garage at 851 Park St.

Violinist Ari Streisfeld has garnered critical acclaim worldwide for his performances of diverse repertoire and has established himself as one of the foremost interpreters of contemporary classical music. Dr. Streisfeld is a founding member of the world-renowned JACK Quartet. A passionate and committed music educator, Dr. Streisfeld is currently Assistant Professor of Violin and Violin Pedagogy at the University of South Carolina School of Music and serves on the faculty of the Cortona Sessions for New Music (Italy).

Nisan Ak, the Bruch Chamber Orchestra’s music director, was recently appointed as the music director of the Oratorio Society of Richmond, VA. Ms. Ak is a rising female conductor from Istanbul. Also working as the assistant conductor of the Aiken Symphony Orchestra and the Columbia Chamber Orchestra, Ms. Ak has conducted concerts in many cities around the world. Currently a DMA student at UofSC, Ms. Ak is mentored by Maestro Donald Portnoy.

The Bruch Chamber Orchestra prides itself on being dedicated to giving young musicians professional experience in an intimate setting. The orchestra was born in 2018 as a one-time project featuring Max Bruch’s first violin concerto. But after the unexpected success, Ms. Ak decided to continue the project. This is the first student-filled, professionally-oriented chamber orchestra in the Midlands.


October 18, 2019
7:30 pm
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Johnson Performance Hall – Darla Moore School of Business
1014 Greene St.
Columbia, SC 29201 United States
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