THE GEN-Z CELLIST
Guest Artist: Zlatomir Fung, cello
Gounod: Petite symphonie
Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme
Auerbach, Lera: “Eterniday” (Homage to W.A. Mozart)
Mozart: Symphony No. 40
The first American in four decades and youngest musician ever to win First Prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition Cello Division, Zlatomir Fung is poised to become one of the preeminent cellists of our time. Astounding audiences with his boundless virtuosity and exquisite sensitivity, this 21-year-old has already proven himself to be a star among the next generation of world-class musicians. He joins Iris in Tchaikovsky’s sparkling Rococo Variations, showcasing the “variation” thread of season programming. Juxtaposing the season themes of imagination and interpretation, the evening matches Lera Auerbach’s homage to Mozart, “Eterniday,” with Mozart himself and his Symphony No. 40 in G minor.