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SIBELIUS VIOLIN CONCERTO JOSEPH MEYERHOFF SYMPHONY HALL Sunday, January 20, 2019, 3 pm Markus Stenz, conductor Baiba Skride, violin Richard Wagner Siegfried Idyll Jean Sibelius Violin Concerto in D Minor, op. 47 Allegro moderato Adagio di molto Allegro ma non tanto Baiba Skride INTERMISSION Franz Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 104 in D Major, “London” Adagio - Allegro Andante Menuet and Trio: Allegro Finale: Spiritoso The concert will end at approximately 10 pm on Saturday and 5 pm on Sunday. PRESENTING SPONSOR: About the Artists Markus Stenz Markus Stenz is Chief Conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Conductor- in-Residence of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. His previous appointments have included General Music Director of the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne, Principal Guest Conductor of the Hallé Orchestra, Music Director of the Montepulciano Festival, Principal 16 OV E R T U R E / BSOmusic.org Conductor of the London Sinfonietta and Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. During the 2018 –19 season, Stenz leads the much-anticipated world premiere of Fin de Partie by György Kurtág at La Scala, broadcast live on RAI-Radio 3. A highlight of Stenz’s spring season is a concert performance with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra of Schreker’s Die Gezeichneten at the Concertgebouw. Stenz returns to the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra to lead the Australian premiere of Chinese composer Qigang Chen’s Violin Concerto, performed by Maxim Vengerov. Markus Stenz last appeared with the BSO in April 2018, conducting works of Mozart and Mahler. MUSIC CENTER AT STRATHMORE Saturday, January 19, 2019, 8 pm Markus Stenz’s international guest engagements in 2018 –19 include the Orchestra della Toscana, Stavanger Symfoniorkester, Dortmund Philharmonic and China National Centre for the Performing Arts. In North America, he guest conducts the Pittsburgh, Oregon and Nashville symphonies. He has conducted orchestras around the world including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Munich Philharmonic; Gewandhausorchester Leipzig; Berlin Phiharmonic; Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich; Vienna Symphony; NHK Symphony Orchestra; and the symphony orchestras of the Bayerische Rundfunk, Hessischer Rundfunk, WDR and NDR. In the U.S., Stenz has led the symphony orchestras of Chicago, Houston, Seattle, St. Louis, Boston and Dallas as well as the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Stenz’s extensive discography includes many award-winning recordings, among them the complete symphonies of Mahler with the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne on the Oehms Classics label; the CD of the Fifth Symphony was selected for the Quarterly Critics’ Choice by the German Record Critics’ Award Association. Stenz has made more than 60 recordings with the Gürzenich Orchestra. Markus Stenz has been accorded an Honorary Fellowship by the Royal Northern College of Music and the Silberne Stimmgabel (“Silver Tuning Fork”) by the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. He resides in Cologne, Germany with his wife and two children. Baiba Skride Baiba Skride’s natural approach to her music- making has endeared her to some of today’s most important conductors and orchestras worldwide. She is consistently invited for her refreshing interpretations, sensitivity and delight. She has worked with the