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Horn soloist Eric Ruske: Appalachian Spring

World-class horn soloist Eric Ruske performs with the Philharmonic on April 28th.

Horn soloist Eric Ruske is simply a phenomenon. Currently Professor of Horn at Boston University, Eric was named Associate Principal Horn of The Cleveland Orchestra at the age of 20, (while he was going to school with Maestro Bartram at Northwestern University!), and he also toured and recorded extensively during his six-year tenure as hornist of the Empire Brass Quintet. In 2012, Albany Records released The Horn of Eric Ruske, a Box Set that includes two discs of horn concerti with orchestra, three of music for horn and piano, one disc for solo horn and a disc of chamber music for horn, violin and piano.
Among the most famous of American classical works, Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland earned him the Pulitzer Prize and the adoration of millions. This will be the Philharmonic’s first performance of this American masterpiece.
Program
Marche Militaire Francaise (Camille Saint-Saens)
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (Vaughan Williams)
Concerto No. 1 for Horn (Richard Strauss), Eric Ruske, horn
Pomp & Circumstance No. 1 (Edward Elgar)
Villanelle for Horn (Pual Dukas), Eric Ruske, horn
Appalachian Spring (Aaron Copland), Eric Ruske, horn