Star Cellist Johannes Moser Joins The KWS For a Signature Series Concert And A Special One-Time Intersections Concert

Hailed by Gramophone Magazine as “one of the finest among the astonishing gallery of young virtuoso cellists,” German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser stars in Dvořák’s Cello Concerto, on April 21 & 22 at 8 pm at Centre In The Square. KWS Music Director Edwin Outwater will lead the Orchestra in a program that also features Brahms’ Symphony No. 3 and Canadian composer Riho Esko Maimets’ newest composition evening ablution.

Moser will be changing gears and performing on the electric cello in a special one-time Intersections concert, Intersections Magnetar on Thursday April 20 at 7:30 pm at the Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts. This concert is another collaboration with the Institute for Quantum Computing and will feature a high-energy performance of Enrico Chapela’s Magnetar for electric cello, the premiere of Edwin Outwater’s newest composition Does God Play Dice and Mason Bates’ The Rise of Exotic Computing.

Johannes Moser has performed with the world’s leading orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Hong Kong Philharmonic, and Israel Philharmonic Orchestras as well as the Chicago Symphony, London Symphony, Bavarian Radio Symphony, Frankfurt Radio Symphony and Tokyo Symphony. Moser is gaining increasing renown for his efforts to expand the reach of the classical genre, as well as his passionate focus on new music. In October 2012 he premiered Magnetar, a concerto for electric cello by Enrico Chapela, which Moser performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Gustavo Dudamel.

“I’m thrilled to welcome world-renowned cellist Johannes Moser to the KWS, playing the most famous cello concerto of all,” commented Outwater. “We pair Dvořák’s epic concerto with the Third Symphony of his compatriot Brahms, his most intimate and personal work in the form. We continue our support of young Canadian composers with a new work from Riho Esko Maimets, whose sister is coincidentally now in our flute section!”

Of the Intersections concert Edwin Outwater says, “Our long collaboration with the Institute for Quantum Computing continues as we examine three works inspired by computing and science, including my world premiere composition, “Does God Play Dice.” We’re also joined in person by eminent Mexican composer Enrico Chapela, and cellist Johannes Moser, who has brought his electric cello along for Chapela’s wild and engaging piece.”

INTERSECTIONS MAGNETAR will be performed on April 20 at 7:30 pm at the Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts, 36 King St. W. in Kitchener. Tickets can be purchased online at kwsymphony.ca or by calling 519-745-4711 or 888-745-4717.

DVOŘÁK’S CELLO CONCERTO runs Apr 21 & 22 at 8 pm at the Centre In the Square, 101 Queen St. N. in Kitchener. Tickets can be purchased online at kwsymphony.ca or by calling 519-745-4711 or 888-745-4717.

The KWS would like to thank the following sponsors:  Programming Sponsor: Exel Research Inc.; Signature Series Sponsor: The Economical Insurance Group; Podium Sponsor: BMO Financial Group; Concert Sponsor: Ken & Marilyn Murray.

MEDIA CONTACT

Kari Hueber,
Director of Audience Engagement
519-745-4711 ext. 267
khueber@kwsymphony.on.ca