Mid-Atlantic Symphony to stream Nov. 5 live performance

October 17, 2020

The Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra will continue its Season Reimagined at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, performing works by celebrated European composers for both in-person and virtual audiences.

The concert at the Church of God in Easton, Md., includes Antonio Vivaldi’s “Lute Concerto in D Major” and “Concerto in G for Two Mandolins”; Anton Arensky’s “Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky”; and Bela Bartok’s “Divertimento for String Orchestra.” Guest soloists are internationally acclaimed guitarists Thomas Viloteau and Alexandra Viloteau.

“As we continue our reimagined Season of Strings, we are pleased to present orchestral compositions and transcriptions that showcase our talented string players,” said Music Director Julien Benichou. “We also are delighted to welcome our guest artists, who will add flair to the Vivaldi concerti.”

Tickets to attend the performance as a member of the live, socially distanced audience of up to 150 individuals are $45, while supplies last. Tickets to view the concert via livestream are $15. Both in-person and virtual tickets include special pre- and post-concert events hosted by Benichou, as well as on-demand replays of the concert through Thursday, Nov. 12. 

An accomplished soprano and passionate educator as well as an acclaimed guitarist, Alexandra Viloteau earned a master of music degree and professional studies diploma in guitar performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She received her bachelor of music degree in guitar performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University. At Peabody, she double-majored in classical guitar and classical voice, the only student in the conservatory’s 157-year history to do so.

Thomas Viloteau has reshaped the term “classical” guitar into something new, alive and forward-thinking. He is the only guitarist to win the Arthur Foote Award from the Harvard Musical Association, in 2016, and the following year was named artist in residence for the radio program “Performance Today.” Viloteau received his bachelor’s degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, his master’s from the University of Arizona and his doctorate from the Eastman School of Music. He is on the Peabody Conservatory faculty.

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