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RAVEL BOLERO Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Filarmonica della Scala and NHK Symphony Orchestra. He is a regular guest conductor with internationally renowned orchestras such as the Baltimore, Danish and Finnish Radio symphony orchestras; the Seoul, Netherlands, St. Petersburg and Royal philharmonic orchestras; the Konzerthausorchester Berlin and Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester. Several of his CDs have won international prizes such as the Grand Prix du Disque, the Diapason d’or and the Edison Award. His recordings of the operas Venus and Penthesilea and of all choral works by Othmar Schoeck with the MDR Leipzig Radio Choir and Symphony Orchestra received great international recognition and prestigious awards, as did his first film, My Brother the Conductor by Alberto Venzago, which was shown in cinemas across Europe. In 2015, Vengazo collaborated with the label Classic Produktion Osnabrück (CPO) on the project The Other Bruckner to record all ten Bruckner symphonies. The individual releases are available from CPO, as are the complete CD box and a documentary film. The complete recording of the serenades and symphonies by Johannes Brahms has recently been released. Further, the Venzago’s recording of Franz Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony with the Kammerorchester Basel currently causes a stir. ​ MUSIC CENTER AT STRATHMORE Saturday, February 16, 2019, 8 pm JOSEPH MEYERHOFF SYMPHONY HALL Sunday, February 17, 2019, 3 pm Mario Venzago, conductor Conrad Tao, piano Hector Berlioz Le corsaire, op. 21 Roman Carnival Overture, op. 9 Franz Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Major Allegro maestoso Quasi adagio - Allegretto vivace - Allegro animato Allegro marziale animato Conrad Tao INTERMISSION Maurice Ravel Rapsodie espagnole Prélude à la nuit Malagueña Habanera Feria Ravel Bolero The concert will end at approximately 9:45 pm on Saturday and 4:45 pm on Sunday. PRESENTING SPONSOR: Mario Venzago  Mario Venzago has been the Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the Bern Symphony Orchestra since 2010 and Artist in Association at Finland’s Tapiola Sinfonietta since 2007. He has also served as Principal Conductor or Music Director of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony, Basque National 28 OV E R T U R E / BSOmusic.org Orchestra, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Das Grazer Philharmonische Orchester, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Frankfurt (now Bremen), Theater und Orchester Heidelberg and Orchester Musikkollegium Winterthur. From 2010 to 2014 he was Principal Conductor of Royal Northern Sinfonia and from 2000 to 2003, Artistic Director of the Baltimore Summer Fest, as successor to Pinchas Zukermann and David Zinman. Mario Venzago has conducted the Berlin Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhausorchester, Philadelphia Mario Venzago last appeared with the BSO in May 2018, conducting works of Liszt, Mozart and Brahms. About the Artists Conrad Tao Conrad Tao has appeared worldwide as a pianist and composer, performing to acclaim from critics and audiences alike. His accolades and awards include being a Presidential Scholar in the Arts, a YoungArts Gold