Baton Rouge Symphony to hold Masterworks V concert _lowres

Borislava Iltcheva

Tickets are on sale for the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra’s Investar Bank Masterworks V concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at the Baton Rouge River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts.

The orchestra’s concertmaster, Borislava Iltcheva, will be the featured soloist in Jean Sibelius’ “Violin Concerto, op. 47, D minor.” This violin concerto has long been a favorite among orchestras and audiences for its brooding drama, expansive musical scenes, beauty and excitement.

The orchestra also will perform the overture to W.A. Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” and Edward Elgar’s “Enigma Variations, op. 36.”

Iltcheva started playing the violin at age 5. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the Bulgarian National Academy and her master’s and doctoral degrees in violin performance from LSU.

Iltcheva holds prizes from several national and international competitions, such as Closter Shöntal International Violin Competition, MTNA Chamber Music Competition, LSU Deans Concerto Competition, Saverio Mercadante International Competition and others. She has been featured as a soloist with the Louisiana Sinfonietta, Baton Rouge Symphony and Acadiana Symphony, among many others. She has performed recitals throughout Europe and the United States.

Timothy Muffitt, symphony music director and conductor, will give a preconcert talk at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25-$59, with student discounts available. Call (225) 383-0500, ext. 100, or visit Tickets also will be available at the door.