In Bulgaria, Davis Conducts Pleven Philharmonic

| July 1, 2015
Paul Davis, associate professor of Music in Webster University's Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts, is completing a two-week residency working with the Pleven Philharmonic Orchestra of Bulgaria.

Webster associate professor Paul Davis is completing a two-week residency working with the Pleven Philharmonic Orchestra of Bulgaria.

Paul Davis, associate professor of Music in Webster University’s Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts, is completing a two-week residency working with the Pleven Philharmonic Orchestra of Bulgaria.  The government-sponsored orchestra presents weekly concerts with guest conductors.

Davis is part of a diverse group of international conductors presenting two concerts at the end of the PPO’s season. The conductors hail from Brazil, Zimbabwe, China, and Korea, as well as four conductors from the United States.

The concert repertoire is varied, ranging from Rossini and Beethoven overtures, to the Enigma Variations of Elgar and Symphonies of Dvorak and Tchaikovsky.

“The history and culture of the Bulgaria people is fascinating,” Davis said. “We have seen early Christian church sites from the third century, ruins from seventh-century Roman rule, 500 years of Turkish rule up to ‘the Liberation War’ of 1878, as well as great Orthodox Christian tradition, and the influence of Communist rule from 1945-1989.”

The final concert takes place Thursday, July 2.

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  1. Jeffrey Carter says:

    So happy for Dr. Davis! This is a wonderful experience for him, and will be pay great benefits as he shares new ideas with our students.