Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Violinist Stephen Waarts to close 9th season of “Passages at the Paramount”

Sunday, April 23, 3 p.m.—RUTLAND—The Paramount Theatre presents the final concert of the 2016/2017 “Passages at the Paramount” Series with violinist Stephen Waarts Sunday, April 23, 3 p.m.
This season, Mr. Waarts showcases his wide-ranging concerto repertoire, performing Lalo with the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, Tchaikovsky with the Auburn Symphony Orchestra, Mendelssohn with the Brevard Philharmonic, and Prokofiev with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Alice Tully Hall. Abroad, he plays Brahms with Orquesta Filarmónica de Medellín in Colombia, Paganini with the South Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, and Mozart with the Bremer Philharmoniker in Germany.
Acclaimed from a young age, he has already performed over 30 standard, as well as rarely performed, violin concertos, appearing as soloist with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra and the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, as well as with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, the Brevard Sinfonia, the Bucks County Symphony, and with numerous orchestras throughout California. As a Laureate of the Queen Elisabeth Competition, he performed the Glazunov Concerto with the Brussels Philharmonic in Liège, Brussels, and Bruges, and recitals at Festival Musiq’3 and Juillet Musical d’Aulne. Mr. Waarts has appeared in recital at the Louvre in Paris and is a frequent participant at [email protected], the French Classical Music Festival of Silicon Valley, the Summit Music Festival, and the Orford and Lake George music festivals. He has also performed recitals at Arts at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Morgan Library and Museum, and the Brownville Concert Series.
As winner of the 2013 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, he made recital debuts last season at the Kennedy Center and Merkin Concert Hall, to rave reviews. Mr. Waarts was also honored with five other special awards, including the Rhoda Walker Teagle Prize, the Sander Buchman Prize, the Paul A. Fish Prize, and the Ronald A. Asherson Prize.
Paramount Theatre is located at 30 Center Street, Rutland. Tickets are available by calling 802-775-0903 or online. For more information, visit paramountvt.org.

Photo courtesy of Paramount Theatre
STEPHEN WAARTS

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