Document Type

Grant Application

Project/Presentation Title

Ryu Goto, Guest Artist


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Project Period

FY 2010- 2011

Event Sponsor

Cultural Affairs/ Distinguished Lecture Series

Project Abstract/ Summary

The UMaine Orchestra and its director, Prof. Anatole Wieck, will be hosting violinist Ryu Goto at their fall concert on Oct. 29th,2011 Ryu will be performing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the ensemble on this concert along with other orchestra repertoire. This particular violinist is becoming a major concert artist on the international level, and the opportunity to have him here at UMaine comes through connections that our string faculty members have made through teaching at various summer festivals. We hope that this opportunity will benefit both our students (particularly our string students who will have masterclasses with the artist) and our audience members, as they will have the chance to hear this outstanding soloist in public performance in the intimate Minsky Recital Hall.