Center for the Arts Welcomes Daniel Harding, Emanuel Ax

Posted: November 9, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

In his first season as music director of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, based in Bremen, Germany, British conductor Daniel Harding shares the Concert Hall stage with piano virtuoso Emanuel Ax on Sunday, Nov. 14, at 3 p.m. An artistic discussion is held 45 minutes before the performance in the coffee lounge on the Grand Tier.

Harding, 24, has conducted the Berlin Philharmonic, the City of Birmingham Symphony, the London Symphony Orchestra, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He made his professional debut in 1994 with the City of Birmingham Symphony, and in 1996, he became the youngest conductor in the history of the BBC Proms concerts, leading two programs that year.

Emanuel Ax captured public attention in l974 when, at age 25, he won the First Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Tel Aviv. A prolific recording artist, he has been an exclusive Sony Classical recording artist since 1987, making his debut on that label with a collection of Chopin scherzos and mazurkas.

Since its inception in 1980, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie has established itself as one of the world’s leading international chamber orchestras. Organized as an self-governing ensemble of exceptionally talented students, the orchestra can be heard on recordings for Deutsche Grammophon, Virgin Classics, BMG Classics, and London/Decca. Tickets are $35 to $45. To charge tickets by phone, call ProTix at 218-6500. For more information, call the Box Office at x38888 or visit the Center for the Arts website.

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