String Virtuousos to Perform with Roosevelt University Symphony Orchestra on April 1

CCPA Symphony Orchestra

CHICAGO–(ENEWSPF)–March 24, 2016.  Celebrated musicians Almita Vamos and Richard Hirschl, artist faculty members at Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts (CCPA), will perform with the CCPA Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, on April 1.

Almita Vamos

Vamos (pictured at right), a legendary solo violinist and six-time winner of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching, and Hirschl, a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s cello section since 1989, will perform Brahms’ Concerto for Violin and Cello, Op. 102 during the free CCPA Symphony Orchestra concert that begins at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 1.

“This is a unique opportunity to see and hear two of the region’s finest string players performing side by side,” said Henry Fogel, dean of CCPA. “Each of these musicians has contributed greatly to the success of Roosevelt’s highly respected string program and we are proud to welcome them performing together for one show.”

A soloist and chamber musician in the United States and abroad, and an award-winning teacher whose students have won top prizes in national and international competitions, Vamos joined CCPA’s faculty in the fall of 2015. The winner of both national and international competitions, Hirschl has given a number of concerto and chamber performances around the world. He currently serves as the head of Roosevelt’s string program.

Richard Hirschl

Vamos and Hirschl (pictured at left) will be joined on stage at Symphony Center by student musicians in Roosevelt’s Symphony Orchestra, being conducted by Roosevelt’s orchestra director Emanuele Andrizzi. The program for the evening also includes Richard Wagner’s Overture to Rienzi and Jean Sibelius’ Symphony No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 39.

Tickets are not required for this final CCPA Orchestra concert of the season. For information, visit, call 312-341-2238 or visit the Symphony Center website at