The famous Violin Concerto of Brahms is performed by the incomparable Gil Shaham.
The Philadelphia Orchestra will honor its former music director and conductor laureate, Wolfgang Sawallisch–who passed away February 22, 2013 during these performances, which feature repertoire that reflects his indelible artistic imprint on the Orchestra.
Rachelle and Ronald Kaiserman Chair
David Cramer is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. He joined The Philadelphia Orchestra as assistant principal flute in 1981 and became associate principal flute in 1984. Mr. Cramer has participated in the Tanglewood Festival and the Central City Colorado Opera Festival. Before joining The Philadelphia Orchestra, he was a member of the Montreal and Pittsburgh symphonies.
A frequent chamber music performer in the Philadelphia area, Mr. Cramer has also appeared as soloist with The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Haddonfield (NJ) Symphony, the West Jersey Chamber Symphony, and the Temple University Orchestra. He has served on the faculty of Carnegie-Mellon University and currently teaches at Temple University.
A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, his teachers have included Murray Panitz, William Hebert, Barbara Peterson, and James Pappoutsakis. He has also played in master classes with Marcel Moyse.
Photo: Chris Lee