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David Garrett joins TSO Fall concert

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LA Philharmonic cellist, David Garrett

The Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. David Newby will be performing on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, at Country Oaks Baptist Church beginning at 4 p.m. Country Oaks Baptist Church is located at 20915 Schout Road.

The program features LA Philharmonic cellist, David Garrett, joining the symphony to perform Schumann's Cello Concerto in A Minor.

David Garrett

David Garrett joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic in February 2000, after tenures with the orchestras of Houston, San Antonio, Shreveport, New Orleans, and Grand Rapids. He also appears frequently as recitalist, chamber musician, and soloist, including performances on the LA Phil's Chamber Music and Green Umbrella concerts receiving popular and critical acclaim. Writing in Strad magazine, Henry Roth observed, "he is a polished and experienced musician...excellent in all departments". Garrett pursues a wide range of musical interests: he has recorded modern cello works for the Albany and Opus One labels; his doctoral dissertation included publication of previously unknown Baroque cello works; and along with his wife, Occidental College faculty pianist Junko Ueno Garrett, he performs cello and piano recitals as the Belrose Duo, including several tours in the U.S. and Japan. Away from the cello Garrett enjoys playing the viola da gamba, musical arranging, and publishing. Garrett is a dedicated advocate for music education. He also enjoys teaching: his preparatory students consistently excel in competitions and honors orchestras. He coaches youth orchestras, visits schools, and is cello teacher for the El Sistema-inspired Youth Orchestra Los Angeles. He is a Valade Instructor of Cello at the Interlochen Arts Camp. At the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSU Long Beach, Garrett maintains one of Southern California's top cello teaching studios. Garrett's community service extends beyond the Philharmonic's projects; he is a board member of the Los Angeles Bach Festival and the Los Angeles Violoncello Society and an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Pasadena. In his spare time Garrett enjoys games and sports; especially, tennis, chess, and bridge and in particular he is an avid, if frustrated, golfer.

After the intermission, TSO will end the concert with Charles Gounod's Symphony No. 1 in D Major.

Audience members may meet Dr. Newby, David Garrett, and musicians during the reception following the concert. All Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra concerts are free to the community. For more information, see or call 821-7511.


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