Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra


Monday, March 8, 2010


WVU Creative Arts Center

About the Event

The Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Hobart Earle, returns to North America for the first time in more than 10 years. Earle has elevated the orchestra to a position of international prominence, unprecedented in the history of the organization, conducting hundreds of concerts in the major concert halls of the world. Gramophone Magazine raves, “critics … , from Vienna to New York to Moscow, clearly know a good thing when they hear it.” Earle was awarded the title Distinguished Artist of Ukraine, the first and only foreigner in Ukraine history to earn this honor. The 96-piece orchestra will proudly present some of their Viennese fare, in a concert format that has become extremely popular—a (Viennese) classical symphony; followed by a selection of waltzes, marches and polkas; with Johann Strauss performed after intermission. “Earle and his orchestra have almost perfected the idiom of the Viennese waltz,” says Die Presse. Don’t miss your opportunity to witness the splendor of this brilliant orchestra in the intimacy of the Creative Arts Center Lyell B. Clay Theater.