The Springfield Symphony Orchestra is proud to present the Les Trois String Trio in a chamber concert at Twin Hills Country Club in Longmeadow at 3pm on Saturday, October 16, 2022.
Featured in this talented trio are violinist Ron Gorevic, cellist Richard Mickey, and violist Delores Thayer. Tickets are available now to hear works by Elgar, Dvořák, Kodály, and Beethoven that will move and inspire you and offer a preview of the composers to be featured with our full Symphony Orchestra starting October 22.
Ronald Gorevic has had a long and distinguished career as a performer and teacher, on both the violin and viola.
Mr. Gorevic is a founding member of the ensemble “Prometheus”, with which he has recorded piano quartets of Saint-Saens and D’lndy for Centaur. He has also recorded arrangements of Brahms clarinet quintet and trio for viola for Centaur. He is currently on the faculties of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Smith College and the New England Conservatory Preparatory School.
His recent recording of the complete Bach cello suites and the Chaconne on the viola will be released in late 2022, again on the Centaur label.
Richard Mickey, cellist, has been a resident of the Berkshires of western Massachusettes since 1980 and has performed regularly with the Berkshire Symphony, Berkshire Opera Festival, and Berkshire Lyric Theatre. He became a regular member of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra in 2002, after having “subbed” on many occasions.
In his native Philadelphia, Richard played with the world-class Lyric Opera, and with an ensemble that later became the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. In 1967–77, he worked full-time with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and its adjuncts, the May Festival and the Summer Opera. Music directors of the Symphony in this period were Max Rudolf and Thomas Schippers.
Living in New York City from 1977 to 1980, Richard played for American Ballet Theatre and was principal cellist of the Queens Symphony, a top-notch orchestra with a loyal following and a world-class roster of soloists.
Delores (Loree) Thayer, Violist is the Assistant Principal violist of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra. She plays regularly with the Hartford Symphony, various Boston groups, and at other venues throughout the New England area as violist and Baroque violist. She has performed with the Arcadia Players Early Music Group and the Wistaria String Quartet and most recently served on the viola faculty at Amherst College and the Northfield Mount Hermon School.
Delores has worked with conductors Seiji Ozawa, Leonard Bernstein, Gunther Schuller, and Gil Rose. Her performances have taken her to the summer music festivals in Ayamonte and Santander, Spain; Spoleto, Italy; Tanglewood; and the Yale Norfolk Music Festival. In addition, Delores has performed in The Five College New Music Festival, at Alice Tully Hall, Kennedy Center, and has participated in numerous premiers and recordings.