Cellist Gary Hoffman will be the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra’s guest artist on Thursday, Oct. 15, for its second Investar Bank Masterworks concert of the 2015-16 season.
Conductor and Music Director Timothy Muffitt will lead the concert, titled “Late-Romantics,” beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Baton Rouge River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts, 275 St. Louis St. The orchestra will perform Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Symphony No. 2” and W.A. Mozart’s “Overture to The Impressario, K. 486,” and Hoffman will solo in Edward Elgar’s “Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85.”
Hoffman is known for combining instrumental mastery, great beauty of sound and a poetic sensibility in his performances. He gained international renown upon his victory as the first North American to win the Rostropovich International Competition in Paris in 1986.
He has since performed with some of the world’s most noted orchestras and collaborates regularly with such celebrated conductors as André Prévin, Charles Dutoit, Pinchas Zuckerman and James Levine.
Hoffman was born in Vancouver, Canada, in 1956. In 2011, he was appointed Maître en Résidence for cello at the prestigious La Chapelle de Musique Reine Elizabeth in Brussels.
He resides in Parist.
Tickets are $39 to $49 and can be purchased by calling (225) 383-0500 or visiting brso.org.