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.


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


Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation

Masterworks Season Title Sponsor

Gerri Aaron

Music Director Title Sponsor

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

Larry Rachleff Sponsor

Susan and Zuheir Sofia

Berlioz Sponsor

Carol and Morton Siegler

Soloist Sponsor

Robert and Beverly Bartner

Bernstein Sponsors

Skip and Gail Sack

Stravinsky Sponsors
Co-Producing Sponsors

David and Linda Green
Betty Schoenbaum
Jeff Sebeika
Avery and Patricia Stone
Edie Winston in loving memory of Herb Winston

Bowman, George, Scheb, Kimbrough, Koach & Chapman, P.A.

Corporate Sponsor Saturday Night

Herald Tribune

Media Sponsor