Alexandra Preucil, assistant concertmaster for the Cleveland Orchestra, will be joined by Dana faculty pianist Cicilia Yudha for a recital Sunday at Youngstown State University.
Preucil was appointed assistant concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra in April. She joined the violin section in 2008. She graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Music with a bachelor’s degree in music and a minor in dance. While in school, she held the position of assistant concertmaster with the Akron Symphony Orchestra and the Canton Symphony Orchestra and was a member of the Svanito Quartet.
She has appeared as a soloist with the Georgia Philharmonic, Lexington Bach Festival, Highland Park Strings and the Canton Symphony Orchestra and has played at many summer festivals, including The Mainly Mozart Festival, The Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival, The Festival der Zukunft and The Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival.
Yudha made her Cleveland Orchestra debut in 2003. The Indonesian pianist has performed in the U.S., Canada, Austria, Germany, France, Cambodia and Indonesia.
The program will include K. 454 Sonata by Wolfgang A. Mozart and the impressive Sonata by Richard Strauss.
The concert starts at 3 p.m. Sunday in Bliss Recital Hall. Admission is free.
Following the concert will be a panel discussion with Preucil; John Wilcox, Director of the Dana Symphony Orchestra; and members of the contemporary chamber music group, Cordis Quartet, which will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown.
Those who attend the YSU concert will receive a voucher to attend the Cordis Quartet concert.
Cordis Quartet has been redefining contemporary chamber music by fusing an original combination of custom-made and traditional ethnic instruments to create their signature sound. Although the ensemble is built upon cello (Jeremy Harman), concert cimbalom (Richard Grimes), piano (Brian O’Neill), and percussion (Andrew Beall), one-of-a-kind creations such as the electric mbira, melodica, and the world’s longest playing cylinder-driven music box also have a way of weaving their way into any given performance.
Tickets for the Stambaugh concert are $10 and are available at the Stambaugh box office and by calling 330-259-0555.