Symphonic Carnival

Masterworks 2

Benjamin Beilman

December 8, 2017

Friday | 8:00 pm | Van Wezel

December 9, 2017

Saturday | 8:00 pm | Van Wezel

December 10, 2017

Sunday | 2:30 pm | Van Wezel

Tickets from $33 | Van Wezel Seat Layout

Emotional intensity explodes from the orchestra in Stravinsky's Firebird. This magical tale of a glowing bird features vibrant flashes of orchestral color. Barber's Violin Concerto is at once gorgeous and powerful, making its pyrotechnics the perfect companion to Firebird. Described as "monstrously talented," soloist Benjamin Beilman joins guest conductor Larry Rachleff in this program filled with intensity and virtuosity. We salute American icon Leonard Bernstein on his 100th birthday year with Symphonic Dances from his popular musical, West Side Story. Berlioz's innovative Roman Carnival Overture is a vibrant opening for this electrifying concert.

Program

BERLIOZ
Roman Carnival Overture
BERNSTEIN
West Side Story, Symphonic Dances
BARBER
Violin Concerto
STRAVINSKY
Suite from The Firebird (1919)

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Masterworks Season Title Sponsor

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Charles O. Wood, III and Miriam M. Wood Foundation

Larry Rachleff Sponsor

Susan and Zuheir Sofia

Berlioz Sponsor

Carol and Morton Siegler

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Robert and Beverly Bartner

Bernstein Sponsors

Skip and Gail Sack

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Jeff Sebeika
Avery and Patricia Stone
Edie Winston in loving memory of Herb Winston

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 Every section and soloist within the orchestra played their role with strength and beauty; every tree proud and tall. Tali served as an excellent guide leading the forces with assured confidence. The overall sound was lush and, yes, intense just where it needed to be.  

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 It was a thrill ride resulting in an explosion of audience enthusiasm.  

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 Tali conveyed a clear vision for the dramatic outline of this symphony, carefully pacing the darker, searching character of the music with pastoral conversations among voices in the orchestra.  

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 If you haven’t seen Tali yet, this will be a great introduction to the skyrocketing conductor who’s quickly becoming a household name around the world. You’ll see why we feel we’re lucky to have her here.  

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