GSO 2022-23 Springtime Concert with Basil Alter

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GSO 2022-23 Springtime Concert with Basil Alter

Celebrating our 2022-23 season, the Germantown Symphony Orchestra is pleased to return to the Bartlett Performing Arts & Conference Center.

By Germantown Symphony Orchestra

When and where

Date and time

Starts on Sunday, April 30 · 3pm CDT


Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center 3663 Appling Road Bartlett, TN 38133

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About this event

  • 2 hours
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The Germantown Symphony Orchestra's final concert of the season will be a traditional "Spring" concert. The orchestra will open with Otto Nicolai's charming and brilliant overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor. Memphis violinist Basil Alter will join us for Max Bruch's Violin Concerto in G minor, and the concert will close with Robert Schuman's Symphony No. 1 in B♭ Major, his "Spring" Symphony.

About our soloist

Hailed by the Commercial Appeal as a “teenage virtuoso,” Basil Alter is a violinist in Memphis, Tennessee. Originally from Clinton, South Carolina, he began violin lessons with his mother, and gave his first public recital when he was 3.

Shortly after moving to Memphis at age 12 he began studies with Joy Wiener, Concertmaster Emeritus of the Memphis Symphony. He was appointed concertmaster of the Walker Chamber Ensemble in 2015, and in March of 2016, he premiered composer Jerald Walker's "Violin Concerto No. 1" with the orchestra. At age 16, he was accepted into the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music studying violin with Dr. Marcin Arendt and composition with Dr. Kamran Ince.

In 2018 he was one of the Germantown Symphony Orchestra's Concerto Competition winners.

His European debut was in Cremona, Italy, and since he has performed across the continent, including most recently a solo performance with the Armenian Philharmonic.

At the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music, he was the violinist of the Contemporary Chamber Players under Kamran Ince, and concertmaster of all three of the schools symphonic and opera orchestras. Additionally, he is concertmaster of Sinfonietta Memphis, an orchestra focused performance practice of the classical period.

He has been highlighted in the Commercial Appeal, Jewish Scene Magazine, WKNOs Checking in on the Arts, the University of Memphis magazine, and other publications. In addition to being a performer, he is a sought-after arranger and composer. Highlights of his compositional works include being featured at the “This is Memphis” Festival 2017 at Clayborn Temple and the City of Memphis’ Martin Luther King 50 year anniversary concert.

Based in New York, he studies at Manhattan School of Music.

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