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The final words of Mozart were left unfinished at his death on December 5, 1791. The Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus joins the BPO to honor the world’s most-celebrated composer with his profoundly moving Requiem, a must-experience for any classical music lover. The masterwork is paired with a staple of the cello repertoire, Concerto in C by Mozart’s contemporary, Joseph Haydn, magnificently performed by young artist and Buffalo native Drew Cone. JoAnn Falletta conducts.
Come one hour prior to these concerts to hear directly from the artists in “Musically Speaking,” hosted by JoAnn Falletta.
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Drew Cone, cello
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About Drew Cone
A proud native of Buffalo, Drew Cone is currently studying at the Juilliard School with Natasha Brofsky. He began his early training with Eva Herer when he was 8 years old and 3 years later performed his first solo with the Ars Nova Musicians. By age 12, he had soloed with the Buffalo Philharmonic under the baton of JoAnn Falletta. Starting in 2014, he studied with David Ying, professor of cello at the Eastman School of Music. That same year, he won the Interlochen Concerto Competition, performing Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major with the Interlochen Philharmonic. Shortly thereafter, he was invited to perform on the radio show “From the Top,” where he played the first movement of Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1 with the BPO.
As a chamber musician, Drew has worked with esteemed string quartets such as Juilliard, Borromeo, Miro, Takacs, Brentano, and Alban Berg. He continues to pursue his passion for chamber music as a member of the Abeo Quartet, which won the silver medal at the Fischoff Competition in 2019. They have performed at prestigious venues such as Alice Tully Hall, Tanna Schulich Hall, Paul Hall, and the Kennedy Center. Most recently, the quartet was invited to the Absolutt Haydn Festival in Oslo, Norway. In addition to the quartet, Drew has collaborated with many well-known musicians in chamber performances at well-known festivals such as Taos School of Music and the Perlman Program Chamber Workshop. He has had the honor to work and perform with celebrated artists, including Donald Weilerstein, members of the Ying Quartet, Catherine Cho, and Joseph Kalichstein.