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Barton College / Wilson Symphony Orchestra’s Fall Concert Scheduled for November 21

WILSON, N.C. — November 2, 2021 — The Barton College / Wilson Symphony Orchestra is pleased to present its 2021 Fall Concert on Sunday, Nov. 21, at 3 p.m. in the Kennedy Family Theatre. This year’s concert will feature French composer Vincent d’Indy’s Concerto for Flute, Cello, Piano, and Strings, with acclaimed guest musicians: cellist Samuel Magill; flutist Lucian Rinando; and pianist Polina Khatsko joining the Barton College / Wilson Symphony Orchestra for this much anticipated performance.

“Mr. Magill took the opportunity afforded by the COVID-19 shutdown to retire from his role as principal cellist with the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York,” shared conductor Mark N. Peterson. “He decided to return to the Winston-Salem area, where he received much of his early training, and through mutual friends, he found his way to my email. We now get to perform this extraordinary concert with these talented artists.”

Peterson noted, “Mr. Magill will open the concert with C.P.E. Bach’s scintillating Concerto in A Major for Cello and Orchestra. C.P.E. Bach was the son of the great J.S. Bach and, in his day, far more successful than his illustrious father. Vincent d’Indy (1851-1931) composed in a wide variety of genres and styles. The Concerto for Flute, Cello, Piano, and Strings is decidedly neo-classical and has echoes of the Concerti Grossi from Baroque composers Handel and Corelli.”

There will be a limit of 40 in-person seats for the symphony performance in the Kennedy Family Theatre. All seats must be reserved in advance. Tickets for reserved seating are $10 per person. Admission for Barton faculty, staff, and students is free, but these seats also must be reserved in advance. All seat reservations will be received on a first-call, first-served basis. To make reservations, please contact Mark Peterson at 252-399-6535 or email mpeterson@barton.edu.

For those unable to reserve seats, the live-stream link for the symphony performance is https://youtu.be/meWKOvE1EVs.

*All those attending the concert event must wear face masks and observe social distancing protocols.

About the Featured Musicians — 

Samuel Magill - cellistSamuel Magill — Internationally renowned for his performances, cellist Samuel Magill has appeared as a soloist throughout Japan and the U.S., including performances of both the Schumann Concerto and the Brahms Double Concerto in Tokyo’s famed Suntory Hall, and the Brahms Double and the Haydn D Major Concerto in Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. He has partnered with the pianists Oxana Yablonskaya, Pascal Rogé, and the late Grant Johannesen, and presented annual recitals from 1994 until 2019 at Lincoln Center’s New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. He is a co-founder, with flutist Lucian Rinando and harpist Mélanie Genin, of the flute, cello, and harp trio Sono Auros. They made their New York debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall to critical acclaim.

Magill is also a founding member of the New York Piano Quartet. A pupil of the late Zara Nelsova, Magill also studied with Laurence Lesser at the Peabody Institute and with Shirley Trepel at Rice University. He is the former Associate Principal Cello with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, former member of the Houston Symphony, and a former member of the Pittsburgh Symphony. Originally from Chapel Hill, Magill attended the University of North Carolina School of the Arts for high school and was a student of the late Irving Klein, who was a pupil of Emanuel Feuermann. Magill now makes his home in Greensboro and serves on the faculty of St. Mary’s Music Academy in High Point and the Community Music School of UNCSA in Winston-Salem.

Lucian Rinando - flutistLucian Rianado — Flutist Lucian Rinando is admired equally for his solo, orchestral, and chamber music performances. He has recorded for the Azur label, featuring the world premier recording of René de Castéra’s Basque-inspired Concerto for Flute, Clarinet, Cello, and Piano.

Among the many ensembles he works with in the New York metropolitan area are the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra as an artistic extra, Principal Flute for the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra and Principal Flute for Cantori New York. He has held the position of Principal Flutist with the Garden State Philharmonic for the past 12 seasons. Rinando also has performed in the past with the New York City Opera National Touring Company and “Sunset Boulevard” on Broadway.

Rinando cofounded the trio, Elysian, an ensemble of flute, cello, and harp with cellist Samuel Magill and harpist Elaine Christy. Elysian has performed in the U.S. and abroad. Rinando has performed in the New York Chamber Music Festival at Symphony Space in New York where he performed the world premier of Paul Chihara’s “Arabesques,” commissioned by the festival, and was delighted to perform with the world renowned soprano Carol Farley and concert pianist Pascal Rogé in Ravel’s “Chanson Madécasses.”

In addition to flute performance, Rinando was assistant conductor of the Monmouth Symphony Orchestra for seven seasons. He also holds the positions of instructor of flute at Ocean County College in Toms River, N.J., the Monmouth Conservatory of Music in Red Bank, N.J., The Community Music School at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and St. Mary’s Academy in High Point.

Polina Khatsko - pianistPolina Khatsko  — A native of Belarus, Khatsko has established herself both as an active performer, coach, and a dedicated teacher. Currently on staff at UNCSA and the Wake Forest University School of Music, she also is a pianist for the Sphinx Competition and a sought-after freelancer. Passionate about instrumental collaboration, she enjoys regular performances and recordings with fellow artists, encompassing a substantial repertoire for strings, woodwinds, and brass. Khatsko served on the piano faculty of the University of Northern Iowa, the University of Michigan preparatory department, and Leipzig Summer Piano Institute. Her collaborative piano faculty appointments include the International Music Academy in Pilsen, Czech Republic, Cambridge International String Academy, England, and the University of Michigan string department. She earned her master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Michigan, as a student of Arthur Greene.