Click this link to
Click this link to see information about this year’s competition. Help to promote this competition at schools and with private teachers throughout the region. This is a great opportunity for fine young musicians to display their talents and have an opportunity to perform with the Houston Civic Symphony! The deadline for video entry is November 5, 2017.
All Day (Tuesday)
Interested in playing with this
Interested in playing with this fine and fun group of musicians? Auditions will be held in August 2017. Click this link to let us know of your interest and to obtain audition music. More information will be distributed during the summer.
All Day (Saturday)
Prokofiev - Lieutenant Kijé Suite, op. 60 Kodály - Háry János: Suite Gillis - Symphony no. 5½ "A Symphony for Fun"
Prokofiev – Lieutenant Kijé Suite, op. 60
Kodály – Háry János: Suite
Gillis – Symphony no. 5½ “A Symphony for Fun”
(Friday) 8:00 pm
Dunham Theater, Morris Cultural Arts Center
7502 Fondren, Houston, TX 77074
Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto in D, op. op. 35 Ryu Goto, violin Additional concert repertoire - TBD
Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto in D, op. op. 35
Ryu Goto, violin
Additional concert repertoire – TBD
(Saturday) 7:00 pm
Featured Performer Biography
“Ryu Goto is a sterling violinist with impeccable technical credentials and a personal musical flair. He has rightfully taken his place among the top echelon of today’s young performers…….”Lorin Maazel
“When Ryu Goto first played for me a few years ago I was delighted to discover such a fresh and spontaneous talent and an obviously devoted and communicative young artist…….”Vladimir Ashkenazy
“Ryu Goto has a deep understanding and appreciation of music coupled with natural talent, flair and impeccable technique make him a singularly world-class violinist and performer…….”Tan Dun
Ryu Goto has established himself as a significant voice in classical music, with a large and growing public in Asia, North America and Europe. Ryu’s career began at age seven when he made his debut at the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan, playing Paganini’s Violin Concerto No.1. Since then, Ryu has appeared as a soloist with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including National Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Münchner Philharmoniker, Wiener Symphoniker, Sydney Symphony, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestre national de Lyon, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Hamburger Symphoniker and Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. He has worked with conductors Lorin Maazel, Tan Dun, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Fabio Luisi, Leonard Slatkin, Kent Nagano, Myung-Whun Chung, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Andrés Orozco-Estrada and Jonathan Nott. Ryu has performed in many of the world’s most stigious venues, including Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Tokyo Suntory Hall, Sydney Opera House, Shanghai Grand Theater, Taipei National Concert Hall, Vienna Musikverein, Munich’s Herkulessaal and the Philharmonic Hall Gasteig.
Ryu’s philanthropic work includes working with student musicians throughout the world, mentoring their development, conducting master classes in conjunction with the world’s top institutions. Efforts include the “Ryu Goto Excellence In Music Initiative Scholarship” with the NYC Department of Education, as well as collaborations with institutions like the Juilliard School and the Harvard Bach Society Orchestra. He does extensive musical outreach and cultural exchange in developing countries in Latin America, Southeast Asia and Africa.
In Japan Ryu’s features in media are numerous, including his own documentary “Ryu Goto’s Odyssey”, a chronicle of his career and personal life from 1996-2006. He also serves as spokesperson for the East Japan Railway Company with regular coverage on TV, radio and in print. Since October 2015, he has appeared weekly on TV Asahi as the host of Untitled Concert, a nationally televised program in Japan that has been listed in Guinness World Records as “the longest-running TV program for classical music.”
Ryu records for Deutsche Grammophon in collaboration with Universal Classics Japan. In May 2011 he graduated from Harvard University with a BA in Physics and is currently studying the violin with Prof. Ana Chumachenco. He is a member of US-Japan Council, and has accepted an award from the Japanese American Bar Association as a Japanese-American leader. He holds a 3rd degree black belt from the Japan Karate Association. He performs on the Stradivarius 1722 violin “Jupiter” on loan to him from Nippon Music Foundation.
@ September 2016
Gabrieli - Canzone Por Sonore no. 2 Respighi - Vetrate di Chiesa (Church Windows) Coleridge-Taylor - Idyll Mendelssohn - Symphony no. 5 in D major, op. 107 "Reformation"
Gabrieli – Canzone Por Sonore no. 2
Respighi – Vetrate di Chiesa (Church Windows)
Coleridge-Taylor – Idyll
Mendelssohn – Symphony no. 5 in D major, op. 107 “Reformation”
(Saturday) 7:00 pm
St. Martin's Episcopal Church
717 Sage Rd, Houston, TX 77056