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Dearborn Symphony concert
features cellist Marcy Rosen.
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Dvorak's second visit to the United
States, the 45-minute work is the final
concerto written by the Czech composer,
who died in 1904. It's one of very few
solo pieces — and the only concerto —
he completed for cello.
Markou, who also serves as Wayne
State University's director of orchestral
studies, has frequently collaborated with
Rosen on the work, the cellist said.
"Often one hears a very heavy-handed
and overblown interpretation',' she said.
"Ours is more intimate and, I hope,
achieves an interplay between the voice
of the solo cello and the amazing orches-
hen cellist Marcy Rosen won
the Philadelphia Orchestra's
Concerto Competition in
1975, she topped all other competitors
with her performance of Antonin
Dvorak's cello concerto:
However, instead of performing the
Dvorak, the 18-year-old cellist was asked
to make her orchestral debut with
Jewish composer Ernest Bloch's
Schelomo (a Hebrew rhapsody inspired
by a statue of King Solomon). According
to Rosen, the Philadelphia Orchestra's
principal cellist was scheduled to solo in
the Bloch that same season, and "they
didn't want to add any other repertoire
Out Of Arizona
to the orchestra's work schedule."
Rosen grew up in Phoenix, Ariz., where
On Friday, Feb. 3, Rosen will perform
both parents were accountants.
the Dvorak concerto with the Dearborn
Her maternal grandparents were
Symphony Orchestra at the Ford
Orthodox Jews, but she was brought up
Community and Performing Arts Center in a Reform household.
under the direction of Kypros Markou.
"I went to Sunday school and attend-
And this time, there will be no substitu-
ed the synagogue until it went bankrupt
in the late 1960s:' she said.
"In my opinion, the Dvorak Concerto
Rosen's mother had studied violin
is the greatest of all the concerti written
and piano as a child, and the family lis-
for the cello:' she said. "When you tell
tened to classical music at home.
students that it is the piece you want
"There was a piano (which is now in
them to work on, their eyes glaze over
Rosen's living room) and I am told that
and they feel humbled and frightened.
when I was 6 years old, I asked to take
"I am thrilled to have had the chance • piano lessons:' she said. "I took lessons
to live with this work for 30 years. Each
and loved it — although getting me to
time I come to it, I try to start fresh and
practice was not always easy. My piano
take a new look at the score."
teacher also played the violin and viola,
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Marcy Rosen: By the time she began attending Interlochen Music Camp, she
knew she'd become a professional cellist.