As a winner of the 2011 UBC Concerto Competition, Romanian pianist Bogdan Dulu will have his Canadian debut with the UBC Symphony Orchestra on March 4, performing Maurice Ravel's Piano Concerto in G. For this special event, Bogdan Dulu will play on a state-of-the-art $180,000 Fazioli piano, on loan through the generous support of Mr. Manuel Bernaschek (www.showcasepianos.com). Fazioli pianos are exclusively hand made in Sacile, Italy.
The UBC Symphony Orchestra will present a new work by UBC Composition student, Eileen Padget, entitled Waltz After Dark, Ravel's Piano Concerto in G Major and Beethoven's Symphony No 5 in c minor, Op. 67.
The 90-member orchestra performs symphonic works from the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, giving several concerts during the year, both on and off campus, often featuring soloists. The Orchestra also performs with the U.B.C. Opera Theatre, and in joint concert with the University Singers and U.B.C. Choral Union in the performance of large choral works. A wide variety of music is offered including the standard orchestral repertoire, new music and lesser-known works, providing the players with in-depth experience in orchestral performance. The Orchestra was featured in the inaugural concerts of the Chan Centre.
The concert will be followed on March 6 by Enescu & Lipatti - Godfather & Godson, a concert dedicated to the memory of two of the greatest music legends of the 20th century. Organized by Romanian pianist Bogdan Dulu, this unique project presents the North American premiere of Lipatti's unknown "Five Songs on Poems by Verlaine", among other works. The concert features music for 2 pianos, piano and voice, as well as piano and violin. For this concert, Bogdan Dulu will collaborate with guest artists Caroline Markos (soprano), Richard Petroski (baritone), Christopher Bagan (piano), and Jason Ho (violin). Bogdan Dulu is a first year doctoral student at University of British Columbia, and studies under a full doctoral fellowship with internationally acclaimed Canadian pianist and pedagogue Jane Coop.
Lipatti: Five Songs on Poems by Verlaine (North American premiere)
Lipatti: Three Romanian Dances (2 pianos version)
Enescu: Two Songs on Poems by Fernand Gregh
Enescu: Third Sonata for Piano and Violin op. 25 (in the Romanian Folk Character)