Southern Adventist University To Host Maestro Herbert Blomstedt

Monday, February 19, 2018

Herbert Blomstedt, conductor laureate of the San Francisco Symphony, will be in residence at Southern Adventist University in Collegedale March 5-7 as a guest of the Eugene A. Anderson Organ Series. Each evening Maestro Blomstedt will present a free event, open to the public. 
 
• March 5, 7:30 p.m., Collegedale Church of Seventh-day Adventists - Maestro Blomstedt will lead a hymn sing, along with a short organ recital performed by Southern students and featuring the Anton Heiller Memorial Organ.   

• March 6, 7:30 p.m., Ackerman Auditorium (on the 2nd floor of Mabel Wood Hall on the university’s campus) - Maestro Blomstedt will present a lecture on Johannes Brahms’s A German Requiem, along with a screening of his performance of the work with the Danish National Symphony.  
 
• March 7, 7:30 p.m., Ackerman Auditorium - Maestro Blomstedt will conclude his residency with a round-table discussion.  
 
"In constant demand as a guest conductor, Maestro Blomstedt has led many of the world’s greatest orchestras. His numerous distinctions include membership in the Royal Musical Academy of Stockholm, of which Beethoven was a member, and several honorary doctorates. In 1992 he was awarded Columbia University’s Ditson Award for distinguished service to American music. He received Austria’s Anton Bruckner Prize in 2001 and Denmark’s Carl Nielsen Prize in 2002. He is a Knight of the North Star, Stockholm, and a Knight of the Dannebrogen, Copenhagen," officials said.
 
For more information, call 423-236-2424 or email wsmc@southern.edu. 



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