Red Bank, N.J. — The Monmouth Symphony Orchestra will present a classical music concert conducted by Lucian Rinando on Sunday, March 20 at 3:00 p.m. at the Count Basie Theatre, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, New Jersey. A preconcert talk concerning the concert will be presented in the theatre at 2:15 p.m.

This concert is entitled “The Soul of Hungary” as it features two works by Ernö von Dohnányi, one of the most prominent Hungarian composers, as well as a symphony by Haydn.

The concert will include the Symphony No. 96 by Haydn, followed by the two Dohnányi works. Renowned cellist Samuel Magill will perform the Konzertstück for Cello and Orchestra in D Major, which will be followed by the haunting and exciting “Ruralia Hungarica.”

Samuel Magill

Samuel Magill most recently soloed with the MSO in March 2007, when he performed the Elgar Cello Concerto. Originally the Associate Principal Cellist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Mr. Magill remains a member of that orchestra today. From 1997 to 2005, Mr. Magill was Principal Cellist and featured soloist of the New York Symphonic Ensemble which tours Japan every summer, and performed most of the best known cello concertos in some of Japan’s most prestigious venues, such as performances of both the Schumann Concerto and the Brahms Double Concerto in Tokyo’s Suntory Hall. He has also been the featured soloist with the NYSE at Alice Tully Hall in New York, performing the Brahms with violinist Mischa Keylin. Panasonic has recorded live performances of the concerti of Dvořák, Tchaikovsky, and Dohnányi.

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Ticket prices are adults $35, seniors $30, students $5. For ticketing, please call the Count Basie Theatre box office at 732-842-9000. To learn more about the MSO, please visit their website at


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