Symphony Orchestra with University of Stuttgart
The School of Music and Puget Sound's Symphony Orchestra welcome the University of Stuttgart Academic Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Mihály Zeke, presenting a program of romantic works by German composers Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms, paired with one of the modern repertoire's most famous concertos for the viola by Hungarian composer Béla Bartók.
This guest performance is part of the Stuttgart orchestra's 2022 North American Concert Tour and is a special collaboration with the School of Music, sponsored by the Goethe Institut and the Christian Bürkert Stiftung.
Due to a last-minute circumstance, Miguel Ledezma MAT '23, will be conducting Edward Elgar's "Nimrod" in Dr. Anna Wittstruck's place, presenting a unique opportunity for our student to conduct a combined orchestra of Puget Sound students and musicians from the University of Stuttgart!
Join us for a program reflecting on life and destiny, from the individual to the cosmic scale, projected into music by composers at different stages of their creative lives.
This concert is free and open to the public. NOTE: THIS EVENT IS IN-PERSON ONLY, IT WILL NOT BE STREAMED.
As a gesture toward the group's tour theme of environmental sustainability, programs will be viewable online with a QR code available at the concert hall entrance.
Mihály Zeke has been in charge of the University of Stuttgart Academic Symphony Orchestra and Chorus since 2020. Born in London to a Greek-Hungarian family of musicians, Zeke studied organ, piano and conducting in Athens and Stuttgart.
He has been a laureate of the Kyveli-Horn Foundation and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), as well as member of the Dirigentenforum, the German Ministry of Culture’s elite platform for young conductors.
Zeke has been teaching as a guest lecturer or professor since 2014 in Dijon, Paris and Tübingen as well as in various workshops and masterclasses. He currently teaches orchestral conducting at the Stuttgart Musikhochschule.
Anna Wittstruck joined the University of Puget Sound School of Music faculty in fall 2017 as assistant professor, director of orchestra. She moved to Washington after two years as acting assistant professor in music at Stanford University, where she served as interim music director and conductor of the Stanford Symphony Orchestra and Stanford Philharmonia.
Schneebeck Concert Hall. This event will not be live streamed.