Celebrated flutist Sir James Galway, 70, has cancelled his March 18-21 appearances with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra for unspecified medical reasons. Galway has played as recently as November in Madison, Wisconsin. In a leap across gender, musical instruments and probably four or five generations, the DSO has replaced him with Grammy-nominated, 17-year-old violinist Caroline Goulding. The press release is below the fold.
17-YEAR OLD VIOLINIST CAROLINE GOULDING TO PERFORM WITH THE DALLAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA MARCH 18 – 21
PROGRAM CHANGE DUE TO CANCELLATION BY EMINENT FLUTIST SIR JAMES GALWAY
WHO: Dallas Symphony Orchestra
WHAT: Flutist Sir James Galway cancels his concerts with the DSO for medical reasons. Sensational 17-year-old violinist Caroline Goulding, whose highly acclaimed new CD was nominated for a Grammy, will perform a revised program with the DSO.
WHEN: March 18 – 20, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. and March 21, 2010 at 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
2301 Flora Street
Dallas, TX 75201
MORE: At seventeen, violinist Caroline Goulding has already graced the stages with prestigious ensembles such as The Cleveland Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Cincinnati Pops, the Cleveland Pops and the International Symphony Orchestra, to name a few.
Along with her avid appearances both as orchestral soloist and in recital, Caroline has adorned the small screen and national public airwaves. She has appeared on NBC’s “Today,” National Public Radio’s “From the Top,” PBS’s “From the Top: Live from Carnegie Hall,” Sirius Satellite Radio, WNYC New York, CosmoGirl Online and the “Martha Show,” hosted by Martha Stewart. Recently, Caroline was featured on Maestro Erich Kunzel’s last recording From the Top at the Pops.
August 2009 marked the international release of Ms. Goulding’s Grammy nominated debut recording on the Telarc label. Included in Billboard Classical’s Top 15, the recording recently received a Grammy nomination for “Best Solo Instrumentalist (without orchestra)” along with rave reviews from venerable names in the classical music industry.
Caroline began studying the violin at the age of three-and-a-half under the tutelage of Julia Kurtyka and continues her studies as a Starling scholarship recipient with renowned violin pedagogue Paul Kantor at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Caroline was awarded first prize in the 2009-2010 Young Concert Artists International Audition held in New York and is currently the youngest artist on their roster.
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra program with which Caroline will make her DSO debut will change slightly to include:
Bach: Suite No. 3
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 4 K. 218
Mozart: Divertimento for Strings in B-flat, K. 137
Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks
Nicholas McGegan remains the conductor.
Tickets range from $17 – $114. For more information, call 214.692.0203 or visit DallasSymphony.com.
Group rates are available by calling 214.871.4550.
For more information or to buy tickets please visit DallasSymphony.com or call 214.692.0203.