October 04, 2012

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra continues its 2012-2013 season at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts on Friday, November 2, and Saturday, November 3, at 8 PM. Under the musical direction of Maestro José-Luis Novo, the ASO will be accompanied by acclaimed cellist, Zuill Bailey for these concerts which will feature Frank Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 88, Music Alive Composer-in-Residence Gabriela Lena Frank’s Requiem for a Magical America: El Día de los Muertos, and Antonín Dvořák’s Cello Concerto.

Zuill Bailey’s rare combination of compelling artistry, technical finesse, and engaging personality has secured his place as one of the most sought-after cellists today. Praised for his “virtuoso technique, strong, richly expressive tone and bold, individual manner of playing” (Gramophone Magazine), Bailey is a consummate concerto soloist.

He has performed with the symphony orchestras of Chicago, San Francisco, Minnesota, Dallas, Louisville, Milwaukee, Nashville, Toronto and Utah, and with prominent orchestras around the world. His appearances include the Kennedy Center, Alice Tully Hall, and Carnegie Hall, where he made his debut performing the U.S. premiere of Miklos Theodorakis' Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra.

In 2012, Mr. Bailey received exceptional praise for his Telarc recording of the great Dvořák Cello Concerto with Jun Märkl and the Indianapolis Symphony.

Network television appearances include a recurring role on the HBO series “Oz,” in addition to features on the NBC series “Homicide,” A&E, a live broadcast of the Beethoven Triple Concerto from Mexico City, and the televised production of the Cuban premiere of Victor Herbert's Cello Concerto No. 2 with the National Orchestra of Cuba. He is heard on "Saint Paul Sunday," BBC's "In Tune," XM Radio's "Live from Studio II," Sirius Satellite Radio, the KDFC Concert Series, Minnesota Public Radio, RTHK Radio Hong Kong and NPR's "Performance Today.”

Adult tickets start at $25 and student tickets are $10. Tickets for these concerts can be purchased through the ASO website at www.annapolissymphony.org, by calling 410-263-0907, or by stopping by the ASO Box Office in room 204 at Maryland Hall in Annapolis, Monday through Friday, 9:30am – 5:30pm.

Concertgoers can also purchase flexible three or four-concert packages. Special student rates are also available.

All concert ticket holders are invited to attend a free and informative pre-concert lecture in the auditorium at 6:45pm before the concert. Led by British pianist and lecturer Dr. Rachel Franklin, these entertaining talks enhance the concert experience by providing historical and insightful perspectives on the music to be played. Lectures are sponsored by Bank of America.

Additional season support for the ASO generously provided by Lexus, Maryland State Arts Council, Elizabeth Richebourg Rea, Friends of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra and Anne Arundel Arts Council.

The Residency of Gabriela Lena Frank is made possible through Music Alive, a residency program of the League of American Orchestras and Meet the Composer.  This national program is designed to provide orchestras with resources and tools to support their presentation of new music to the public and build support for new music within their institutions.  Funding for Music Alive is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and The ASCAP Foundation.

The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra features 70 professional musicians who perform a variety of symphonic music for audiences of all ages. Additionally, the non-profit organization provides educational programs through its partnerships with local schools, as well as various other community outreach efforts. The ASO’s vision is to be the best regional orchestra in the country, recognized as a jewel in the Washington/Baltimore area.

To request an interview with Maestro Novo and/or Mr. Bailey please contact Katharene Snavely, ASO Executive Director. For more information on the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, visit www.annapolissymphony.org or call 410-263-0907.

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