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Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra - Alon Goldstein

Alon Goldstein is one of the most original and sensitive pianists of his generation, admired for his musical intelligence, dynamic personality, artistic vision and innovative programming. He has played with the Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Baltimore, St. Louis, Dallas, Houston, and Vancouver symphonies as well as the Israel, London, Radio France and Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestras, under the baton of such conductors as Zubin Mehta, Herbert Blomstedt, Vladimir Jurowski, Rafael Frübeck de Burgos, Peter Oundjian, Yoel Levi, Leon Fleisher and others. 

He opened the 2015-16 season with a concert tour in China performing Mozart concerti nos. 20 and 21 arranged for piano and string quintet. This same program was featured also at the Ravinia festival as well as New York's Town Hall to sold out houses. Mr. Goldstein's new CD featuring these two concerti together with the Fine Arts Quartet was just released to great critical acclaim on the Naxos label. 

During the 2015-16 Mr. Goldstein will also be performing with the orchestras of Alabama, Spokane, Knoxville, Westchester, Florida, Kitchener-Waterloo, Jerusalem and Bucharest. He will tour with his Tempest Trio including concerts in London, Oxford, Berlin, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago and Cincinnati, and make his debut at the Music@Menlo festival, El Paso Pro-Musica festival to name a few. 

Highlights of the 2014-15 season include a recital tours in South America including concerts in Peru (Lima and Arequipa) and Chile (Valparaiso), as well as in Spain, performing in Madrid, A Coruña and Zaragoza's "Cycle of Grand Soloists"; He also returned to the Baltimore Symphony under Günther Herbig, and made his debut with the New Jersey Symphony under Michael Stern. Other concerts include the Ars Viva Orchestra Chicago, the "George Enescu" Philharmonic in Bucharest etc.
 
During the 2013-2014 season Alon played at the Ravinia Festival as soloist with the Chicago Symphony under James Conlon in the Mozart Double and Triple concertos with Leon Fleisher and Katherine Jacobson Fleisher. A few weeks earlier, he appeared at the Ruhr Piano Festival performing three concerti in one evening (Mozart, Britten and Poulenc). He also performed with the Kansas City Symphony, Ft. Wayne Philharmonic, Jerusalem Symphony and Rhode Island Philharmonic, among others.

In the fall of 2013, Mr. Goldstein released a recording of Mendelssohn Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 with the Israel Chamber Orchestra conducted by Yoav Talmi. This collaboration scored a major success on a 17-concert Latin American tour that included concerts in Teatro Colon, Palacio des Bellas Artes and Teatro Nacional. In the spring of 2014 another CD of Alon was released featuring Dvorak Trios with his Tempest Trio for the Naxos Label.

Other recent highlights include debut with the Toronto Symphony, performances with the Tokyo Quartet in their final tour, two world premieres of concerti that were written for Mr. Goldstein - Lost Souls by Avner Dorman with the Kansas City Symphony under Michael Stern, and Ornaments by Mark Kopytman with the Jerusalem Camerata, and performances at Carnegie Hall with the New York String Orchestra under Jaime Laredo. Solo recitals include concerts in Beijing (Forbidden City), Moscow (Kremlin), New York (Town Hall), Chicago, Guatemala City, Kent (UK), Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv.

Alon has performed at the Gilmore, Santa Fe, Tanglewood, Ravinia, Marlboro, Seattle, Verbier, Prussia Cove and Jerusalem music festivals. Over the past several years he has also taught and played at the Steans Institute of the Ravinia Festival, New York’s International Keyboard Festival and "Tel Hai” international piano master classes held in Israel.

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Mon 5/1/17 7:30 PM

Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra

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