HAYDN AND BRAHMS


Saturday, September 5, 2015 – 8 pm
Sunday, September 6, 2015 – 2 pm

Vladimir Kulenovic conductor
Angelo Yu violin

Haydn Symphony No. 2

Saint-Saëns Concerto No. 3 for Violin and Orchestra

Brahms Symphony No. 2

Angelo Yu

Maestro Kulenovic continues our odyssey through early symphonies, conducting Haydn’s Symphony No. 2 from the harpsichord in eighteenth century style. The pastoral mood of Brahms’ Second Symphony will regale us with the awe-inspiring beauty of nature, and the highly lyrical Violin Concerto No. 3 of Saint-Saëns, played by Angelo Yu, will act as the perfect counterpart in these opening performances of the season.

ACHÚCARRO PLAYS GRIEG

Saturday, November 7, 2015 – 8 pm
Sunday, November 8, 2015 – 2 pm

Vladimir Kulenovic conductor
Joaquín Achúcarro piano

Haydn The Representation of Chaos from The Creation

Grieg Concerto for Piano and Orchestra

Beethoven Symphony No. 7

 
Joaquín Achúcarro

Enter the world of breathtaking drama with Haydn’s The Representation of Chaos from his oratorio The Creation. World renowned pianist Joaquín Achúcarro’s rendition of the Grieg Piano Concerto will uplift the heart and spirit, while Beethoven’s majestic Symphony No. 7 brings us to the heights of triumph.

BEETHOVEN 8


Saturday, January 23, 2016 – 8 pm
Sunday, January 24, 2016 – 2 pm

Vladimir Kulenovic conductor
Netanel Draiblate violin

Wagner Prelude to Act III from Tristan & Isolde

Beethoven Symphony No. 8

Brahms Concerto for Violin

Netanel Draiblate

The tragic overtones of Wagner’s Tristan & Isolde will be joyfully relieved by the optimism of Beethoven’s lighter, bravado-inspired Symphony No. 8. Emotions will be stirred with the immortal and virtuosic expressions of Brahms’ Violin Concerto played by newly appointed concertmaster Netanel Draiblate.

Passion, lyricism and pathos all join together in the remarkable Symphony No. 40 by Mozart, the “miracle that God let be born in Salzburg.” Life and death coexist in the highly expressive and mysterious Valse Triste by Sibelius, and this season’s young soloist Catherine Winters performs the Nielsen flute concerto.

MOZART AND SIBELIUS


Saturday, March 19, 2016 – 8 pm
Sunday, March 20, 2016 – 2 pm

Vladimir Kulenovic conductor
Catherine Winters flute

Sibelius Valse Triste from Kuolema (Death)

Nielsen Concerto for Flute and Orchestra

Mozart Symphony No. 40

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SHOSTAKOVICH 5


Saturday, May 14, 2016 – 8 pm
Sunday, May 15, 2016 – 2 pm

Vladimir Kulenovic conductor
Rex Richardson trumpet

Bizet Carmen Suite

Stephenson Concerto No. 2 for Trumpet “Rextreme”

Shostakovich Symphony No. 5

Rex Richardson

Explore the hidden link between Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony and Bizet’s passionate opera Carmen in this spectacular season finale. These infamous melodies are contrasted against the innovative style and technique of composer-inresidence Jim Stephenson’s Trumpet Concerto No. 2, performed by Rex Richardson.