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Guest Conductor Kevin Rhodes Takes The Baton At The Stamford Symphony

Guest Conductor Kevin Rhodes will lead the Stamford Symphony Saturday and Sunday for "Principally Beethoven."
Guest Conductor Kevin Rhodes will lead the Stamford Symphony Saturday and Sunday for "Principally Beethoven." Photo Credit: Contributed

STAMFORD, Conn. – The Stamford Symphony is presenting “Principally Beethoven" on Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m., with guest conductor Kevin Rhodes, at the Palace Theatre.

Rhodes will lead the Stamford Symphony in a program reflecting the language of music of the classical and romantic periods as well as contemporary classical music.

Rhodes is the music director and conductor of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra in Massachusetts and the Traverse Symphony Orchestra in Traverse City, Mich., as well as the principal conductor of the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston. He has had a varied career spanning concerts, opera and ballet across the globe, having conducted in 15 different countries with 50 different orchestras.

The weekend’s program includes Beethoven’s cheery 8th Symphony, a piano concerto performed by Yevgeny Sudbin and Beethoven’s 10th Symphony.

Musicologist Barry Cooper pieced together existing sketches. Was Symphony No. 10 written by Beethoven or in the language of Beethoven? Uncover the mystery behind the unpublished work by attending a free Behind the Baton lecture one hour pre-concert at the theatre.

The weekend will also feature the music of Haralabos "Harry" Stafylakis

Call the box office at 203-325-4466 or click here to order tickets online.

The Palace Theatre is located at 61 Atlantic St., Stamford.

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