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Long Zhou opens Symphony of Hills new season


Symphony of the Hills concertmaster Long Zhou will perform Brahms' masterpiece "Concerto in D major for Violin and Orchestra, op. 77" to open the 2012-2013 season for its "Bach to Rock" concert at 7:30 pm, Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Kathleen C. Cailloux Theater in Kerrville.

A graduate of the Shanghai Conservatory of China and the University of Houston, Zhou has been a soloist with Shanghai Symphony, Beijing Symphony, Austin Civic Symphony and Houston Civic Symphony.
In addition to the Brahms piece, the symphony will perform Bach's "Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major," and Tchaikovsky's "Capriccio Italien, op. 45."

The concert also includes "A Fifth of Beethoven," an updated treatment of a classic which became a pop music hit in the 1970s and led to rock renditions of other classical pieces; and selections from "Hair," the musical that changed American culture in 1968.

Guests are invited to a free pre-concert reception starting at 6:30 pm, with wine provided by Kerrville Hills Winery.

Good seats remain at several pricing levels, and may be purchased online at www.symphonyofthehills.org by calling the symphony office at 830-792-7469, or via email at info@symphonyofthehills.org.

Upcoming concerts are: "Christmas Through the Ages," Dec. 6; "Pops Symphony," Jan. 12; "If the Schu Fits," on 7; and the "Symphony's Greatest Hits" on May 2.

For more information, visit www.symphonyofthehills.org.