Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Subbing in Tchaikovsky

Tai Murray, the violinist who was to perform Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with the Richmond Symphony on March 20-21, has canceled the engagement because of illness.

The replacement soloist is Elena Urioste, winner of the Sion International Violin Competition and Sphinx Competition, both in 2007, and more recently recipient of a London Music Masters Award for international career development. Urioste is a graduate of Curtis Institute of Music and the Juilliard School.

In addition to the Tchaikovsky concerto, the symphony, conducted by Erin R. Freeman, will play Lili Boulanger's "D'un matin de printemps" and Jennifer Higdon's Concerto for Orchestra. The program is part of "Minds Wide Open: Virginia Celebrates Women in the Arts."

For more information, call (800) 982-2787 (Ticketmaster) or visit www.richmondsymphony.com