Knox-Galesburg Symphony season opener announced

 From the Register Mail

The award-winning Knox-Galesburg Symphony (KGS) will feature cellist Ben Solomonow at its opening 2010-2011 season subscription concert on Saturday, Oct. 16. The concert, sponsored by Knox College and, in part, by G&M Distributors, will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Orpheum Theatre in Galesburg.

The Knox-Galesburg Symphony, under the direction of artistic director/conductor Bruce Polay, will perform Borodin’s Symphony Nr. 1 in E-flat Major, and the world premiere of Galesburg native Godsil’s “Streamliner.”

Ben Solomonow will perform Piatigorsky’s “Variations on a Theme of Paganini” and Rachmaninoff’s “Vocalise”, Opus 34, Nr. 14.

Fourteen-year-old Solomonow began playing violin at age five. He currently performs with the Midwest Young Artists (MYA) Senior Symphony Orchestra and Piano Trio. Twice a prize winner of the Society of American Musicians Competition, he won the 2010 Walgreens MYA Concerto Competition Senior Division and the MYA Junior Division in 2007.