"A program such as this for string orchestra enables us to further hone the unique personality of the PCO string sound in what is essentially a large string quartet, adding richness, intimacy and flexibility," Kohl said.
He noted that concertmaster Igor Veligan is a fine leader, which makes it easy for the strings to blend with him.
"He understands what my gestures mean and has the same drive to get at the deepest human meaning of the music to give to the audience," Kohl added.
"It is fun to be the concertmaster of such a fine group of musicians," Veligan said. "This is a wonderful program for the audience to enjoy and for the musicians to play."
Veligan has been on the Conservatory of Music faculty at the University of the Pacific since 2006 and has been teaching at American River College since 2004. He holds a Master of Arts in violin performance and chamber music from Odessa State Conservatory.
Tickets are $10-$49, available at www.PacificChamberOrchestra.org and additionally, for Livermore, at the Bankhead Box Office, 2400 First St. in Livermore, by calling 373-6800 or online at bankheadtheater.org.
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