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Gold medal violinist performs

Elmar Oliveira also conducting free class while on campus

11/18/02

Violinist Elmar Oliveira, the only American to have ever won the Gold Medal at Moscow’s Tchaikovsky International Competition, is performing a free concert with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra at Bellarmine Chapel on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m. While on campus, Oliveira is also conducting a free master class today, Nov. 18, at 7:00 p.m. in Edgecliff Hall. He is one of the few major artists committed to the entire spectrum of the violin world—constantly expanding traditional repertoire boundaries as a champion of contemporary music and rarely heard works of the past, devoting energy to the development of the young artists of tomorrow, and enthusiastically supporting the art of modern violin and bow makers. The CCO is performing the music of Aaron Copland, Elliott Carter, Mozart and Beethoven. During his performance with the CCO, Oliveira is playing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 in D Major on a violin known as the "Stretton," made in the 18th century by Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesú. Two Xavier adjunct music faculty members are also performing with the chamber orchestra. Rebecca Andres is principal flute with CCO as well as the personnel manager. Wesley Woolard is second trumpet with the orchestra. This is the second year in a row Maestro Mischa Santora and the CCO are presenting a free concert at the University. The concert is sponsored by the department of music through a generous grant from the Grissmer Endowment. For more information on the master class please call 513 745-3866. For more information about the concert, call 513 745-3801.