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International Violin Prodigy Coming to San Miguel

By Mittie Roger

International violin star Charles Wetherbee has been called a “first-rate showman” by the Columbus Dispatch, which went on to praise how “his double-stops, harmonics, and beautiful sound kept the audience spellbound.”

Accompanied by renowned pianist David Korrevar, Wetherbee will make his San Miguel de Allende debut in one inspiring concert that will include works by composers such as Respighi, Schubert, Chausson, Sarasate, Albéniz, Paganini, and more. The concert takes place Sunday, October 7, at 5pm at St Paul’s Church on calle Cardo.

Wetherbee’s international reputation encompasses Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Canada, México, and the United States. He began with a performance at age six with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. A native of Buffalo, he went on to make his New York debut at Carnegie Hall to great critical acclaim. He followed this up by giving more than a thousand public concerts by the age of 16. He has performed with many leading orchestras, including the Japan Philharmonic, the Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Bogota, the National Repertory Orchestra, the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México, and many more. He has been described by the Virginian-Pilot as giving performances “of great conviction and emotion,” inspiring his audiences and leaving them spellbound.

Passionate about the music of today as well as the music of the past, Wetherbee was invited to St Petersburg to premiere the violin concerto of Grammy Award-winning composer John Corigliano in Russia. After delighting the audience with his performance, he was invited back to grace the famous Shostakovich Philharmonic Hall. Listeners nationwide have enjoyed his presentation of Corigliano’s Red Violin on NPR’s show Performance Today. He went on to premiere it in Latin America as well. This is one of several violin concertos that he has famously premiered, including in México City with the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México and in Japan with the Kyoto Symphony Orchestra.

As first violinist of the Carpe Diem String Quartet, Charles tours regularly, spreading his love of chamber music and recording CDs with them. He also tours with the Opus 3 piano trio, of which he is a founding member. Additionally, he is the Artistic Director of the Dercum Center for Arts and Humanities in Keystone, Colorado, and was recently appointed to the violin faculty at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

In his concert for Pro Musica, listeners will hear such gems as Ottorino Respighi’s Sonata in B Minor, Schubert’s Fantasy in C Major, Chausson’s Poème, Sarasate’s Caprice Basque, Albéniz’s Tango and Paganini’s Le Streghe, among others. Don’t miss this spectacular artist in action!

Tickets for the concert at St Paul’s are 150, 300, and 400 pesos donation each and are on sale at the Tesoros bookshop in the Biblioteca Pública; Solutions, Recreo 11; through our website with no booking fee; and at the concert 45 minutes before performance time.

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Pro Musica Concert Series presents

Charles Wetherbee, violin

David Korrevar, piano

Sun, Oct 7, 5pm

St Paul’s Church

Cardo 6

150, 300, and 400 pesos


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