Ariel Horowitz, one of the top winners of the 2013 Stulberg International String Competition, will appear Sunday with the Western Michigan University Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Bruce Uchimura and Ms. Horowitz sat down with Cara Lieurance to preview the concert.
The all-French program features the Poeme for violin and orchestra by Ernest Chausson. A new student at the Juilliard School, Ms. Horowitz put the finishing touches on her preparation with help from her teacher, Itzhak Perlman. She says he cultivates an informal atmosphere in his studio, asking students to call him "Mr. P."
Bruce Uchimura draws the contrast in music history between French impressionism and the prevalent German Romanticism of the late 19th century, and explains some of its challenges for young musicians.
The concert is free of charge, and starts at 3 pm in Chenery Auditorium, Kalamazoo.