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Join us for an unforgettable evening as we embark on a musical journey across three nations, featuring masterpieces that span the globe. The concert opens with Charles Ives’ enigmatic The Unanswered Question, a profound American piece that sets the stage for an evening of exploration and wonder.

Next, immerse yourself in the brilliance of Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, Op. 56, showcasing the extraordinary talents of our featured soloists: Lauren Roth on violin, Theodore Buchholz on cello, and Fanya Lin on piano. This German classic will captivate your senses with its intricate interplay and majestic themes.

Our journey continues with the exotic and evocative sounds of Russia, as we present Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. This symphonic suite brings to life the tales of the Arabian Nights with its lush orchestration and vivid storytelling.

To conclude the evening, revel in the spirited energy of Johann Strauss Sr.’s Radetzky March, a beloved favorite that promises to leave you with a smile. Conducted by Michael Stelman.

Under the masterful direction of Maestro Linus Lerner, this concert is a celebration of the rich musical traditions of America, Germany, and Russia. Don’t miss this captivating start to our 2024-2025 “Musical Journeys” season!

About the Guest Artists

Lauren Roth, violin

Lauren Roth is concertmaster of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and was named Assistant Professor of Violin at the University of Arizona beginning in the 2013-2014 school year. Previous to these positions, she was concertmaster of the Canton Symphony. In May 2013, Ms. Roth earned a Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of William Preucil, concertmaster of The Cleveland Orchestra. She was a member of the Cleveland Pops orchestra and a substitute with The Cleveland Orchestra.

A native of Seattle, Ms. Roth received a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Italian studies from the University of Washington. She was a student of Professor Ron Patterson. During that time, she served as concertmaster of the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra, Thalia Symphony, Marrowstone Festival Orchestra, and the UW Symphony. 

Ms. Roth has appeared as soloist with the Thalia Symphony, Canton Symphony, Sierra Vista Symphony and the Tucson Symphony. In 2013 she attended the Tanglewood Music Center and received the Jules C. Reiner Violin Prize.  An avid teacher and chamber musician, Ms. Roth was an adjunct faculty member at Holy Names Academy in Seattle. She has served on the faculty of Icicle Creek Music Center, International Lyric Academy in Italy, Prague Summer Nights, and she joined the faculty of the Marrowstone Music Festival in 2014. Ms. Roth has performed at the San Juan Island Chamber Music series, Lexington Bach festival, Mainly Mozart festival, St. Andrew’s Bach Society and Tanglewood Music Center and has collaborated and performed with renowned artists including Christoph von Dohnányi, Charles Dutoit, Ron Patterson, William Preucil, Martin Chalifour, André Watts and Lynn Harrell.

Theodore Buchholz, cello

Critically acclaimed for his “eloquent and expressive artistry,” Theodore Buchholz has been lauded as a “virtuosic cellist” with a “warm beautiful sound.” He has performed in prominent venues from New York’s Lincoln Center to international halls in Tokyo, and in countless venues across the United States. His performances and recordings have aired on classical radio stations around the world. He performs on an exceptional cello made in 1877 by Charles Mennégand.

Buchholz’s album Afterglow: The Forgotten Works for Cello and Piano by Henry Hadley was released by Centaur Records in 2020. Earning the coveted five-star rating, Fanfare Magazine stated “Afterglow displays the composer’s rich harmonic language, and allows Buchholz to show off his impeccable phrasing during which he caresses each note. Its turns of phrase could simply not be more beautifully conceived and executed. Five stars: An exceptional recital of unjustly neglected music.” His recording of Hans Winterberg’s Cello Sonata was released under the Toccata label in 2018. Music for a Prince was released by Toccata Records in 2021, featuring the world premiere of works for cello by Lennox Berkeley, Arthur Bliss, and William Walton.

Dr. Buchholz’s current and former students perform in orchestras and chamber ensembles around the country and they teach in schools and private studios around the world. His students have received scholarships from competitive conservatories and have won awards in national chamber music and solo competitions. They have appeared on NPR’s From the Top, as soloists with orchestras, and at leading music festivals. Theodore Buchholz is the recipient of the Taubeneck Superior Teaching Award. In 2022, he received the Charles and Irene Putnam Award, the College’s most prestigious recognition of excellence in teaching.

As a nationally recognized researcher, Dr. Buchholz’s upcoming scale book will be published and internationally distributed by Mel Bay in 2024. This book will be the most comprehensive, pedagogic cello scale book published. He served as the Cello Forum Editor for the award-winning journal American String Teacher. He has been published in the Journal of Historical Research in Music Education and American String Teacher, and annually presents at national conferences. His current research is focused on pedagogy, historical cello treatises, and leadership.

A fervent believer in the power of music education to transform lives and communities, Dr. Buchholz is the Director of the University of Arizona String Project. This program employs twelve university music majors and offers private lessons and ensemble rehearsals to seventy K-12 students. Through the endowment of a generous donor, this program enables free private lessons to community students who might otherwise have no exposure to music education. The String Project website is

As the head of strings at the University of Arizona, Buchholz has elevated the profile of the program on both the state and national level, significantly raised recruiting numbers, chaired string search committees, built and directed the chamber music program sending ensembles on international tours and to national competitions, created the monthly UA Strings Newsletter that regularly connected with 300 Arizona string teachers, and worked with a donor to create two annual competitions that celebrate excellence in string performance and promote repertoire by underrepresented composers. In 2018, he received the College of Fine Art’s Excellence in Fundraising Award.

Buchholz founded the Tucson Cello Congress in 2009, and directs this event that annually brings 100 cellists to the UA for a weekend of concerts and master classes. From 2014-16, he served as President of the American String Teachers Association of Arizona raising membership by twenty-five percent and increasing the annual number of events. He is a member of The Recording Academy (the Grammy Awards).

During the summers Dr. Buchholz performs and teaches at the Killington Music Festival in Vermont (, and at the Zephyr Music Festival in Courmayeur, Italy (

His principal teachers include Bonnie Hampton, Sadao Harada of the Tokyo String Quartet, Robert Jesselson, and Nathaniel Rosen.

Fanya Lin, piano

Described as a “striking interpreter” who gives a “committed and heartfelt performance” by Musical America and The New York Times, pianist Fanya Lin has captivated audiences worldwide with her charismatic and gripping performances. Her orchestral appearances include the ToruÅ„ Symphony Orchestra, Utah Symphony, Savannah Philharmonic, Grand Junction Symphony, and Aurora Symphony. Fanya’s performance of Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra was depicted as “mesmerizing performance, it appeared as though a tornado had touched down through her [Fanya Lin] body and lifted her, feathers fluttering, from the piano stool as she weighed into the keys” by Hastings Times and Festival Flyer.

An avid soloist, Fanya promotes classical music to the general public by creating innovative concert programs and engages her audience by presenting interactive performances. Her solo recitals have been featured in numerous prestigious concert series, including the Schubert Club Musicians on the Rise, Stecher and Horowitz Young Artist Series, and Eslite Emerging Artist Series. Moreover, in part of group efforts, Fanya has encouraged and assisted younger generations of music students to continue their education and peruse their dreams through fundraising events such as the Saint Island Fundraising Concert, Weber State University All Steinway School Designation, and the Sid & Mary Foulgers School of Music. Fanya also dedicates herself to new music by performing with contemporary music organizations such as Focus and Axiom.

As a chamber musician, Fanya has collaborated with world-class musicians including Noah Bendix-Balgley (concert master of Berlin Philharmonic), Romie de Guise-Langlois (clarinetist of Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Society), and Ta’u Pupu’a (tenor in major opera productions including Metropolitan Opera and San Francisco Opera). Fanya’s festival concerts and masterclass series include Aspen, Music@Menlo, Rocky Mountain Audio Festival, Minnesota International Piano Camp, and Savannah Arts Academy.

A native of Taipei, Taiwan, Fanya is a top prizewinner of Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, Concours International de Piano France-Amériques, New York International Piano Competition, and Seattle International Piano Competition. Fanya earned her Doctoral Degree at the University of Minnesota under the guidance of Distinguished McKnight Professor Lydia Artymiw; her Master’s Degree at The Juilliard School with Professor Hung-Kuan Chen and Jerome Lowenthal; and her Bachelor’s Degree at Weber State University with Dr. Yu-Jane Yang. In Fall 2019, Dr. Fanya Lin joined the faculty at University of Arizona in Tucson as Assistant Professor of Music in Piano.

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