Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 2:00 pm|
Niels Gade: Echoes of Ossian
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat,K364
Ron Patterson, violin Roxana Patterson, viola
Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88
SOLOISTS: Ronald and Roxana Patterson
Violinist, Ronald Patterson, the Ruth Sutton Waters Endowed Professor at the University of Washington School of Music since 1999, studied under Jascha Heifetz, Eudice Shapiro and Manuel Compinsky. Mr. Patterson has performed extensively in the United States and Europe since the age of 11, performing 45 works (including six world premieres) in more than 150 solo performances. He has been acclaimed for his "skill, authority and imagination" by the New York Times. From 1965 to 1999, he was concertmaster of the Monte-Carlo, Houston, Denver, and Miami symphonies, St. Louis Little Symphony and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. He was a founder and Associate Professor of the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University (Houston, 1974-1979). Assistant Professor at Washington University (St. Louis, 1967-1971), as well as on the faculty of Stetson University (Florida, 1975-1979), MacMurray College (Illinois, 1966) and the University of Miami (Florida, 1965). Mr. Patterson has recorded for CRI, Erato, Orion, Vox, Ante Aeternum, Virgin Classics, Serenus, Philips, and EMI. A five time First Prize Winner of the Coleman Chamber Music Competition, he has performed chamber music with some of the greatest musicians of our day, including Heifetz, Piatigorsky and Szeryng. In 1998 he was named Officier de l'Ordre du Mérite Culturel, one of the Principality of Monaco's highest honors. Mr. Patterson is currently Chairman of the Strings Division at the University of Washington School of Music and teaches violin, chamber music and orchestral studies.
Violist, Roxanna Patterson, began her professional career at age 16 as a member of the Fort Worth Symphony and the Forth Worth Opera Orchestras. She later attended the Shepherd School of Music (Rice University) and played in the Houston Symphony, Houston Opera Orchestra and served as concertmaster of the Houston Ballet Orchestra. Her teachers included Ronald Patterson, Eudice Shapiro, Wayne Crouse and Karen Tuttle. In 1979 she moved to Monte Carlo with her husband, Ronald Patterson. There she changed from violin to viola and the couple formed the unique violin/viola ensemble Duo Patterson. A chamber music enthusiast, Ms. Patterson has performed extensively in this capacity. She has also appeared in recital and as soloist with orchestras in France, Italy, Germany, England, Switzerland, Czechoslovakia, and the U.S. In 1984 she received the first Special Award from the Princess Grace Foundation and was recently decorated by Prince Rainier of Monaco with Chevalier de l'Ordre du Mérite Culturel. Ms. Patterson has recorded for the Ante Aeternum, CRI, and Vox labels, and has appeared on European and American television.
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