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Sondheim & Beyond

Friday, March 10—Sunday, March 12, 2023

Friday, March 10—Sunday, March 12, 2023
Orchestra Hall
2 hours

You’re invited to join the DSO in a joyous celebration of the life and work of composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim, including favorites from Broadway legends and selected collaborators like Stephen Schwartz, Jule Stein, Jerry Herman, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Leonard Bernstein, and more. Broadway musical director and conductor Andy Einhorn leads the orchestra.

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Artists

Andy Einhorn

conductor

Broadway music director and conductor Andy Einhorn had led the Indianapolis Symphony, Houston Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic, Tucson Symphony, and Fresno Philharmonic orchestras. Beginning in April 2017 he conducted Bette Midler in the Broadway revival of Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman’s Hello Dolly!, for which he serves as music director.  Einhorn’s other Broadway credits include Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn, Woody Allen’s Bullets Over Broadway, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Evita, Stu Barker’s music for Brief Encounter, Adam Guettel’s The Light in the Piazza, and Sondheim on Sondheim. He also served as music director and conductor for the Theatre du Châtelet’s production of Sondheim’s Passion in Paris.

Since 2011, Einhorn has served as music director and pianist for six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, performing with ensembles including The Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra, and Los Angeles Opera, and at venues including David Geffen Hall, Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and Teatro Real, Madrid. The two recently recorded performances for an upcoming telecast with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House in Australia. Einhorn has also served as music director for Barbara Cook at Feinstein’s and Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music. 

His tour work includes Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, The Light in the Piazza, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’s Mamma Mia!, and Elton John’s The Lion King. Mr. Einhorn’s work can be heard on the current touring production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music. He has worked at Goodspeed Opera House, Signature Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and PaperMill Playhouse. He was principal vocal coach and pianist for Houston Grand Opera’s An Evening with Audra McDonald, a double-bill of Poulenc’s La Voix humaine and LaChiusa’s Send.

Andy Einhorn is an honors graduate of Rice University in Houston, Texas. His recording credits include Bullets Over Broadway, Cinderella, Evita, Sondheim on Sondheim (Grammy nomination), Stage Door Canteen, and McDonald’s newest release, Go Back Home. He served as the music director for HBO’s Peabody Award–winning documentary Six by Sondheim and music supervisor for Great Performances’s Peabody Award–winning special Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy on PBS.

Andrea Ross

vocalist

Andrea Ross is an American singer and award-winning actress. At a young age, she was discovered by Andrew Lloyd Webber, who has championed her career for the past decade. Lloyd Webber produced her solo record, Moon River, under the Universal Classics and Jazz label. The album debuted at No. 42 on the UK Album Charts. 

In promoting her album, Ms. Ross made appearances on the BBC network and performed in legendary venues such as the Hampton Court Palace, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, and the Royal Albert Hall. She was also featured in Princess Diana's memorial concert at Wembley Stadium, Concert for Diana

Ms. Ross began her theatrical career in Boston, where she was awarded the prestigious Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Actress. She has since performed principal roles in US national tours and currently resides in New York. Ms. Ross sings in Symphony Orchestra Concerts throughout the United States.

Ryan Vona

vocalist

A Boston native and New York-based Actor/Musician, Ryan Vona is best known for his work on Broadway in Once and Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour.

In 2015, he began work on his debut album, Somebody. The LP features many of his former Once cast mates; Morphine saxophonist, Dana Colley; among other musicians he greatly admires. The album is now available for purchase here.

Webber, All I Ask of You – Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Andrea Ross & Ryan Vona

Ryan Vona is an accomplished, clean-cut romantic lead in the Gene Kelly tradition... ”

-New York Observer

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