Danny Elfman’s Violin Concerto
A world of mystery and enchantment await as nimble violinist Sandy Cameron takes on the Violin Concerto of famed film composer Danny Elfman, known for his brilliant scores to Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Batman (1989). This thrilling performance rounds out with two storied works of Richard Strauss, Death and Transfiguration and the seductive “Dance of the Seven Veils” from Salome. JoAnn Falletta conducts. Come at 9:30 AM on Friday for complimentary coffee and doughnuts. On Saturday, come at 7 PM to hear directly from the artists in “Musically Speaking,” hosted by JoAnn Falletta.
Elfman: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra: Eleven Eleven (Sandy Cameron, violin)
Strauss: Tod und Verklarung, TrV 158, op.24 (Death and Transfiguration)
Strauss: Dance of the Seven Veils
About Sandy Cameron
Declared “brilliant” by the Washington Post, violinist Sandy Cameron is one of the most strikingly unique artists of her generation. Since her debut at the age of 12 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, Ms. Cameron has performed extensively as a soloist and recitalist throughout North America, Europe, and Korea. At 15, Sandy was a featured guest at the famed White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia, at the Salzburg Festival in Salzburg, Austria, and at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland. She has toured North America with renowned conductor Valery Gergiev and the Kirov Orchestra, and made other solo appearances with orchestras such as the Seattle Symphony and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. Most recently, Ms. Cameron was a performer in Cirque du Soleil’s Los Angeles-based show, “IRIS,” and is a featured soloist in Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton concerts.
Ms. Cameron has earned numerous awards and honors, including the title of Presidential Scholar, and graduated from Harvard University (’09) and New England Conservatory (’10). A firm believer in giving back to the community, Ms. Cameron created her own Music Benefit Fund in 2004, which provided funding for musical education and activity in the schools and community of Poolesville, MD, and continues to participate in a number of charity events.
The outstanding violin used by Ms. Cameron, crafted by Pietro Guarnerius of Venice, c. 1735, is on extended loan through the generous efforts of the Stradivari Society ® of Chicago.