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One night only performance on October 12th at 7:30 pm at the Stevens Center

Tickets $13-15. (336) 721-1945

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The School of Music at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts presents the UNCSA Symphony Orchestra: Wagner and his World, a bold concert featuring the impassioned music of Franz Liszt and Richard Wagner, with soloists Dmitri Shteinberg, piano, and Carter Scott, soprano. James Allbritten will conduct.

Before he was known as a composer, Franz Liszt was known a virtuoso pianist. He combined those skills to create Totentanz (Dance of the Dead), a symphonic piece for solo piano and orchestra. It is a fantasy based on the Gregorian plainchant melody Dies Irae.

Liszt’s future son-in-law, Richard Wagner (1813-1883), would go on to change the course of music history – opera, in particular. He is perhaps best known for his Ring cycle and The Flying Dutchman. To celebrate his bicentennial, the concert will close with the “Prelude and Liebestod” from his opera Tristan and Isolde. Alumna Carter Scott joins the orchestra as Isolde.

This is a one night only performance on October 12th at 7:30 pm at the Stevens Center, 405 W. Fourth Street, Winston-Salem, NC. Tickets are $15 regular and $13 for students with valid ID. Call the UNCSA Box Office at (336) 721-1945 for reservations, or visit www.uncsa.edu/performances to purchase tickets online.

For descriptions, details and links to the entire UNC School of the Arts 2013 - 2014 performance season online, visit www.uncsaevents.com.


Dmitri Shteinberg

About UNCSA faculty artist Dmitri Shteinberg

Dmitri Shteinberg has appeared across North America, Germany, England, France, Switzerland, Sweden, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Bulgaria and Israel. His solo performances include the Jerusalem Symphony, The Italian Filarmonica Marchigiana, Israel Chamber Orchestra, Israel Camerata Orchestra and Porto National Symphony under the batons of Massimo Pradella, Roger Nierenberg, Florin Totan and David Shallon, among others. In the United States, he appeared with the Richmond, Charlottesville and Manassas Symphony orchestras. Shteinberg was a guest artist at the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center, Summit Music Festival, Music Festival of the Hamptons, the ''Oleg Kagan'' Festival in Germany, Festival Aix-en-Provence in France and Open Chamber Music in Cornwall, England. Chamber music appearances include the Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, Alice Tully Hall in New York, and the Saunders Theatre in Boston.

Called “protean and refined” by The New York Times, Shteinberg has recorded for Summit Records,  Yamaha Disklavier, Bavarian Radio and NPR, and collaborated with members of the New York Philharmonic and cellists Han-Na Chang and Natalia Gutman.

Shteinberg is a prizewinner in 20 competitions worldwide, including the first prize in ''Citta de Senigallia'' international piano competition in Italy. In the United States, he won the Naomi Foundation Competition and the Artists International Debut Award, and received the Salon De Virtuosi Fellowship Grant.

A native of Moscow, Dmitri Shteinberg studied at the Gnessin Special School of Music under Anna Kantor, teacher of Evgeny Kissin. His later teachers include Victor Derevianko and Nina Svetlanova, both students of Heinrich Neuhaus. Shteinberg holds a Doctorate from the Manhattan School of Music.

About UNCSA alumna Carter Scott

American soprano Carter Scott has received tremendous critical acclaim for her portrayals of a wide variety of Verdi, Strauss, and Wagner heroines, including those most difficult to cast. The title role of Turandot has become one of Ms. Scott’s signature portrayals: she has sung over 40 performances of the role in Europe, Asia, and the United States.

Recent roles include Overseer (cover) in Elektra, Lady in Waiting and Lady Macbeth cover in Macbeth at Lyric Opera of Chicago; Minnie in La fanciulla del West and Leonora in La forza del destino with Knoxville Opera; Lady Macbeth with Boston Lyric Opera; the title role in Tosca at Fort Worth Opera; and Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana with San Diego Opera. She has also appeared with Washington National Opera, Piedmont Opera, Dortmund Opera, Syracuse Opera, Opera Roanoke and Bremen Opera.

Scott is a recipient of many prestigious awards and grants, including the 1996 William Matheus Sullivan Award, as well as awards from the Metropolitan Opera, Southern California Opera Guild, and the Luciano Pavarotti Vocal Competition.

Her vocal training includes study at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, the University of California, the Music Academy of the West, the Tanglewood Festival, and the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria.

About the University of North Carolina School of the Arts

As America’s first state-supported arts school, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts is a unique stand-alone public university of arts conservatories. With a high school component, UNC School of the Arts is a degree-granting institution that trains young people of talent in music, dance, drama, filmmaking, and design and production. Established by the N.C. General Assembly in 1963, the School of the Arts opened in Winston-Salem (“the City of Arts and Innovation”) in 1965 and became part of the University of North Carolina system in 1972.

For more information, visit www.uncsa.edu.


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The Stevens Center, 405 W. Fourth St., Winston-Salem, NC
October 12th at 7:30 pm

Performed by UNCSA Symphony Orchestra, with soloists Dmitri Shteinberg and Carter Scott  

An evening of tempestuous 19th century works. Virtuoso Franz Liszt combined his pianistic skills with his restless pen to compose Totentanz, a fantasy on the Dies Irae chant, which reflects the composer's search for new sound colors for piano and orchestra. Artist faculty member Dmitri Shteinberg braves the daunting soloist part of this technically dazzling work. Liszt's future son-in-law, Richard Wagner, changed the face of opera with his bold passionate sound. To celebrate his bicentennial, the concert closes with the "Prelude and LIebestod" from his opera Tristan and Isolde. UNCSA alumna Carter Scott joins the orchestra to perform Isolde.

MORE INFO: http://uncsaevents.com/event/31074-uncsa-symphony-orchestra-wagner-and-his-world

WEB: www.uncsaevents.com

PHONE: 336-721-1945


Amy Consiglio
(336) 509-0529