Â 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 Borodinâ€™s Symphony Nr. 1 in E-flat Major, and the world premiere of Galesburg native Godsilâ€™s â€œStreamliner.â€
Ben Solomonow will perform Piatigorskyâ€™s â€œVariations on a Theme of Paganiniâ€ and Rachmaninoffâ€™s â€œVocaliseâ€, Opus 34, Nr. 14.
Fourteen-year-old Solomonow began playing violin at age five.Â 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.