Rousing in their power, the three works of this program, conducted by our new music director, are justifiably loved by audiences. Sibelius' superb second symphony is everything a great masterwork should be: broad, inspiring, emotional, and thrilling. Mozart's concerto features violinist Ray Chen, a compelling young artist who is already turning heads. Prokofiev's Classical Symphony, replete with Haydnesque humour, is a brilliant work that will make you smile.
|Date||Thursday, February 20, 2014|
Coffee and refreshments at 10:00 am
Classical Conversation at 10:30 am
|Price||$10 at the door|
Enjoy a one hour preview of this Masterworks concert brought to you by the Sarasota Orchestra Association. It is an informative and enjoyable opportunity for any classical music lover to learn more about music and to heighten appreciation of the program pieces. The preview features Joe Holt leading a musically illustrated discussion.
[Tali] seems to have taken over the hearts and musical minds of this city. And with good reason.
Ray Chen can pretty much do anything he wants on the violin.
Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25 (Classical Symphony)
||Ray Chen, violin||
Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major, K. 218
Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43
*Music excerpt credit to the Estonian Broadcasting Union