2017-2018 Season Highlights


上海音乐厅-音乐午茶 (an Afternoon Recital)

Friday, June 8, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.
Shanghai Concert Hall

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钢琴:童彤

Zexun Shen, Cello
Tong Tong, Piano.

钢    琴:童     彤
大提琴:沈泽洵

Robert Schumann 罗伯特·舒曼 (1810-1856)

幻想曲集
Fantasiestücke, Op.73

        I. 温柔且富有表情的
            Zart und mit Ausdruck
        II. 活泼且轻巧的
           Lebhaft, leicht
        III. 急速且热烈的
            Rasch und mit Feuer

曲目介绍:
            1849年是舒曼创作最频繁的一年。舒曼在两天之内完成了这首作品的创作,并在1849年2月12日首演了该作品。这首作品原本是写给钢琴与单簧管的,但舒曼建议大提琴或小提琴亦可代替单簧管演奏该作品。

Ludwig van Beethoven 路德维希·凡·贝多芬 (1770-1827)

C大调第四钢琴与大提琴奏鸣曲,作品号102,第一首
Sonata for Piano and Cello No.4 in C Major, Op.102, No.1

        I. Andante – Allegro vivace
                行板 – 活跃的快板

        II. Adagio – Allegro vivace
                慢板 – 活泼的快板

曲目介绍:
            这首钢琴与大提琴的奏鸣曲属于贝多芬晚期作品中最早的作品之一。贝多芬在创作这首奏鸣曲之前经历了耳聋、疾病、拿破仑的战败以及争夺侄子抚养权作为继承人的失败。这首作品映射出了作曲家是如何走出人生的阴暗、重新投入创作并开启他创作生涯的新篇章。
 

~ intermission ~
中场休息

 

Francis Poulenc 弗朗西斯·普朗克 (1899-1963)

大提琴与钢琴奏鸣曲
Sonata for Cello and Piano, FP 143

        I. 快板 – 进行曲的速度
             Allegro – Tempo di Marcia
        II. 抒情曲
             Cavatine
        III. 舞曲
             Ballabile
        IV. 终曲
             Finale

曲目介绍:
             作曲家普朗克最为显著的成就就是他创作的声乐作品。他为数不多的器乐作品也大多为木管和钢琴而作。这首大提琴与钢琴奏鸣曲是他创作的两首弦乐器奏鸣曲中的一首。这部作品继承了德彪西晚期的风格——鲜明的色彩、动听的旋律以及丰富的题材,让听众觉得目不暇接。


Miki Aoki, Piano

Miki Aoki, Piano

Dami Kim, violin

Dami Kim, violin

Ackerman Honors Chamber Concert

Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Staller Center for the Arts | Recital Hall
Stony Brook University
100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, NY 11794

Dami Kim, Violin
Zexun Shen, Cello
Miki Aoki, Piano


Haydn, Piano Trio in G Major "Gypsy", Hob.XV:25
      I. Andante
      II. Poco adagio
      III. Finale. Rondo all'Ongarese, Presto

Mendelssohn, Piano Trio No.1 in D minor, Op.49
      I. Molto Allegro agitato
      II. Andante con molto tranquillo
      III. Scherzo. Leggiero e vivace

      IV. Adagio - Allegro assai appassionato

~ Intermission ~

Rimsky-Korsakov, Piano Trio in in C minor
      I. Allegro
      II. Allegro
      III. Adagio

      IV. Adagio - Allegro assai


Spring Chamber Music Festival with The Emerson Quartet

Friday, May 4, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Staller Center for the Arts | Recital Hall
Stony Brook University
100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, NY 11794

Program

Chamber Concert featuring Phil Setzer, Paul Watkins, and Larry Dutton

Quartet for Violin, Viola and 2 Cellos, Anton Arensky

Philip Setzer, violin
Lucia Kobza, viola
Iva Casian-Lakos, 1st cello
Zexun Shen, 2nd cello

Colchester Fantasy, Eric Ewazen (b.1954)

Deux mélodies hébraïques
Cinq mélodies populaires grecques

Zwei Gesänge, Op. 91, Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

1st Trombone Quartet, Saskia Apon (b. 1957)

Kobolds for Four Double Basses, Francois Rabbath (b. 1931) 

L‘histoire du Soldat, Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

Sextet No. 1 in B-flat Major, op.18, Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Kate Dreyfuss, 1st violin
Aviva Hakanoglu, 2nd violin
Jorge Huelga Garcia, 1st viola
Lawrence Dutton, 2nd viola
Zexun Shen, 1st cello
Paul Watkins, 2nd cello



Miki Aoki , Piano

Miki Aoki, Piano

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Piano Trio Recital at Stony Brook

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
Staller Center for the Arts | Recital Hall
Stony Brook University
100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, NY 11794

Dami Kim, Violin
Zexun Shen, Cello
Miki Aoki, Piano




Fazil Say, Sonata for Cello and Piano, “Four Cities”
      I. Sivas
      II. Hopa
      III. Ankara
      IV. Bodrum

Haydn, Piano Trio in G Major "Gypsy", Hob.XV:25
      I. Andante
      II. Poco adagio
      III. Finale. Rondo all'Ongarese, Presto

~ Intermission ~

Rimsky-Korsakov, Piano Trio in in C minor
      I. Allegro
      II. Allegro
      III. Adagio

      IV. Adagio - Allegro assai


Tong Tong , Piano

Tong Tong, Piano

Recital with Pianist, Tong Tong

Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Staller Center for the Arts | Recital Hall
Stony Brook University
100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, NY 11794

Zexun Shen, Cello
Tong Tong, Piano

Program

Laura Kaminsky, Lamento for Cello and Piano (2003)

Beethoven, Sonata for Piano and Cello No.4 in C Major, Op.102, No.1
      I. Andante - Allegro vivace
      II. Adagio - Allegro vivace

Jean Cras, Largo in F-sharp minor (1934)

Poulenc, Sonata for Cello and Piano, FP 143
      I. Allegro - Tempo di Marcia
      II. Cavatine
      III. Ballabile

      IV. Finale

~ Intermission ~

Brahms, Sonata for Piano and Cello No.2 in F Major, Op.99
      I. Allegro vivace
      II. Adagio affettuoso
      III. Allegro passionato

      IV. Allegro Molto


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Starry Nights Spring

Wednesady, March 7, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Staller Center for the Arts | Recital Hall
Stony Brook University
100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, NY 11794

The stars of Starry Nights are artists-in-residence, Professors of Music, and Doctor of Musical Arts musicians who come together for a unique concert.

Featured artists include:

Jennifer Frautschi, violin
Dami Kim, Violin
Philip Setzer, violin
Arnaud Sussman, violin
Lawrence Dutton, viola
Jiwon Kim, viola
Colin Carr, cello
Sean Hawthorne
Zexun Shen, cello
So Sugiyama, cello

Program

Villa Lobos, Bachianas Brasileira No.4 for Eight Cellos

Villa Lobos, Bachianas Brasileira No.5 for Eight Cellos and Soporano

Shostakovich, Two Pieces for String Octet, Op.11

Mendelssohn, String Octet in E-flat Major, Op.20


Night on Bald Mountain

Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater
26 Gibbs Street, Rochester, New York

Marcelo Lehninger, guest conductor
Andrei Ionita, cello

RAVEL Mother Goose Suite
SHOSTAKOVICH Cello Concerto No. 1
MUSSORGSKY Night on Bald Mountain
DEBUSSY Nocturnes

 

International Tchaikovsky Competition winner Andrei Ionita has been dubbed “one of the most exciting cellists to have emerged for a decade” (The Times). Be there as this 23-year-old sensation makes his North American concert debut with a barn burner by Shostakovich. An evening of Russian fire and French luster also features a fiendish favorite by Mussorgsky and Debussy’s airy, luminous reveries of drifting clouds and sirens’ songs.

Join conductors and special guests for a free, fun, and lively discussion about the music before each Philharmonics Series concert. Talks start one hour before the concert and end with ample time for you to refresh before the concert begins. Talks are held on the orchestra level of the Eastman Theatre.


Why The Caged Bird Sings

Mimesis Ensemble is celebrating the 10th Anniversary season with a concert at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, featuring the World Premiere of Mohammed Fairouz's Bursts of Meaning, for solo piano.  The concert also features the music of the recently deceased composer, Halim El-Dabh, who was our Composer-in-Residence during our inaugural season of 2008-9.  Prayer in the form of music is a central theme on this concert that explores what it means to be human in the face of turmoil and despair.

"I know why the caged bird sings, ah me,

When his wing is bruised and his bosom sore,--

When he beats his bars and he would be free;

It is not a carol of joy or glee,

But a prayer that he sends from his heart's deep core,

But a plea, that upward to Heaven he flings --

I know why the caged bird sings!"

~Poetry by Paul Laurence Dunbar, set to music by Florence Price


LOCATION:
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
881 7th Avenue
New York, NY  10019

TICKETS:
$25 General Admission
$10 Students (with ID)
To purchase tickets, click here.

 

HALIM EL-DABH, It Is Dark and Damp On The Front

FLORENCE PRICE, Sympathy 

LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Take Care of This House, from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

HALIM EL-DABH, String Quartet No. 1: Metamorphosis and Fugue on Egyptian Folklore 

-intermission-

MOHAMMED FAIROUZ, Piano Miniatures Nos. 11, 12, 13 and Bursts of Meaning [WORLD PREMIERE]

ANNA CLYNE, Rest These Hands, October Rose and Tea Leaves, from The Violin

MOHAMMED FAIROUZ, A Prayer To The New Year

 

ARTISTS:
Jasmine Muhammad, soprano
Tammy Moore, mezzo-soprano
Sidney Outlaw, baritone
Yuri Namkung, violin
Alex Shiozaki, violin
Rick Quantz, viola
Zexun Shen, cello
Katie Reimer, piano

 


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RPO Holiday Runout

 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Midlakes High School
1554 State Route 488, Clifton Springs, New York 14432

Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Victor High School
953 High Street, Victor, New York 14564

Friday, December 1, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Newark High School Auditorium
625 Pierson Avenue, Newark, New York 14513

Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Norton Chapel
141 Central Avenue, Keuka Park, New York 14527

Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.
Livonia High School
2 Bulldog Boulevard, Livonia, New York 14487

Richard Carsey, conductor

Program

ANDERSON: A Christmas Festival
JESSEL: Parade of the Wooden Soldiers
STRAUSS: 'Thunder and Lightning Polka', Opus 324
STEPHENSON: We Need A Little Christmas
MELVIN HOWARD TORME: A Christmas Song
BERLIN: White Christmas
ANDERSON: Sleigh Ride
BASS: The Night Before Christmas
RODGERS: Selections from 'The Sound of Music'
What Child is THis?
ADAM: Cantique de Noel (O Holy Night)
O'NEILL & KINKEL: Christmas Eve/sarajevo 12/24
TCHAIKOVSKY: A Mad Russian's Christmas
GRUBER: Stille Nacht TYZIK: Holiday Sing-a-long

The Nutcracker

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, November 24, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, November 24, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater
26 Gibbs Street, Rochester, New York

Michael Butterman, conductor The Louise and Henry Epstein Family Chair
Rochester City BalletDavid Palmer, artistic director
Bach Children’s ChorusKarla Krogstad, director
 

Whether you’re seeing it again or for the first time, The Nutcracker will capture your imagination and transport you to a world of delectable treats and dancing snowflakes. Follow Clara on her Christmas journey of colorful characters, breathtaking costumes, and majestic scenery. From the delightful dance of the sugar plum fairies to the spectacular snow scene, Tchaikovsky’s enchanting ballet -- performed live by the professional dancers of the Rochester City Ballet and your RPO -- is the perfect start to your holiday season. Create or continue a family tradition with the region’s most unforgettable holiday treat, and make memories to share for a lifetime.

Source: http://www.rpo.org/p_2285/?cal=0


Mendelssohn's "Reformation"

Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Performance Hall at Hochstein
50 Plymouth Avenue North, Rochester, New York

Michael Butterman, conductor
  The Louise and Henry Epstein Family Chair
Nazareth College Chamber Singers and Concert Choir
Mark ZeiglerYunn-Shan Ma, directors

MENDELSSOHN  Verleih uns Frieden                        
MORTEN LAURIDSEN  Lux Aeterna                            
MENDELSSOHN  Symphony No. 5, “Reformation”


Beethoven's Ninth Symphony

Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater
26 Gibbs Street, Rochester, New York

Ward Stare, conductor
Katie Van Kooten, soprano
Cassandra Velasco, mezzo-soprano
Paul Groves, tenor
Michael Chioldi, bass
Eastman-Rochester Chorus, William Weinert, director

WAGNER  “Prelude and Liebestod” from Tristan and Isolde
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 9, "Choral"

Unlike anything heard before, unlike anything created since: experience Beethoven’s monumental final symphony, a masterpiece for the ages which culminates in the exhilarating, transcendent “Ode to Joy.” The concert begins with lavish and romantic music from Wagner’s great opera, including the famous “Tristan chord” that rocked the musical world.

Join conductors and special guests for a free, fun, and lively discussion about the music before each Philharmonics Series concert. Talks start one hour before the concert and end with ample time for you to refresh before the concert begins. Talks are held on the orchestra level of the Eastman Theatre.

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A Concert for Reconciliation

Sunday, November 12, 20117 at 7:30 p.m.
Third Presbyterian Church
4 Meigs Street, Rochester, New York

The Chancel Choir & Orchestra
Peter DuBois, Director of Music

Program

César Franck, Prière, Op.20

Randall Thompson, The Peaceable Kingdom (1935)

~Intermission~

Tomaso Abinoni, Adagio in G minor for Strings and Organ

Morten Lauridsen, Lux Aeterna (1997)

 

On Sunday, November 12 the Chancel Choir will present two special musical offerings. First, in the 10:45 worship service, they’ll offer Morten Lauridsen’s sublime and transcendent work, “Lux Aeterna” accompanied by orchestra. This piece, which explores the spiritual significance of Light, in this life, and the next, has become something of a modern classic.

Then, in the evening, at 7:30pm, invite your friends to join you as the Chancel Choir and orchestra will present a full CONCERT for RECONCILIATION. The featured work for the concert will be another 20th century classic choral work, “The Peaceable Kingdom” by Randall Thompson. Inspired by Edward Hicks’ numerous portrayals of the Lion and Lamb dwelling together in harmony, this unaccompanied choral work musically sets vivid and dramatic texts from the prophecies of Isaiah to point us toward reconciliation. The second portion of the program will include a repeat performance of Morten Lauridsen’s “Lux Aeterna,” offering a second chance to bask in the beauty of this music.

Both events are free, with special music offerings being received to help support the expenses for both the morning and evening performances. Significant financial support for these events is also being provided by the Lois V. Parker Special Music Fund, and the Janet S. and David B. Reed Fund.


Olga Kern, piano

Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater
26 Gibbs Street, Rochester, New York

Friday, November 10, 2017 at 7:30 P.M.
Smith's Opera House
82 Seneca Street, Geneva, New York

Ward Stare, conductor
Olga Kern, piano

BEETHOVEN  Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”
MUSSORGSKY  Pictures at an Exhibition

Massive in scale, symphonic in scope, Beethoven’s final piano concerto elevated the art form to dazzling new heights unsurpassed to this day. The extraordinary Olga Kern—the first woman in 30 years to win the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and an RPO audience favorite—performs this trailblazing titan of the repertoire, packed with power, poetry, and sheer beauty. “So personal, it’s like hearing Beethoven’s voice,” says Music Director Ward Stare. Plus, Stare conducts a unique and thrilling  performance of Mussorgsky’s beloved sonic showpiece, Pictures at an Exhibition, featuring orchestrations by nine notable arrangers including Ravel, Stokowski and Ashkenazy.


Join conductors and special guests for a free, fun, and lively discussion about the music before each Philharmonics Series concert. Talks start one hour before the concert and end with ample time for you to refresh before the concert begins. Talks are held on the orchestra level of the Eastman Theatre.


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Recital with Pianist, Qing Zhao

Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.
Gordon K. & Harriet Greenfield Hall
Manhattan School of Music
120 Claremont Avenue, New York

Laura Giannini, Violin
Zexun Shen, Cello
Qing Zhao, Piano

Program

Beethoven, Violin Sonata No.1 in D Major, Op.12 No.1
      I. Allegro con brio
      II. Tema con variazioni. Andante con moto
      III. Rondo. Allegro

Brahms, Sonata for Piano and Cello No.1 in e Minor, Op.38
      I. Allegro non troppo
      II. Allegretto quasi Menuetto
      III. Allegro

~ Intermission ~

Prokofiev, Sonata for Cello and Piano in C Major, Op.119
      I. Andante grave
      II. Moderato
      III. Allegro, ma non troppo


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Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Staller Center of Arts
3304 Staller Center, Stony Brook, NY 11794

Program

Mussorgsky, Night on Bald Mountain; Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade; Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto No. 1, featuring Shir Semmel, winner of the 2016 Concerto Competition. Conducted by Jens Georg Bachmann. Free pre-concert lecture with Michael Hershkowitz at 7 pm in the Recital Hall.

 

The Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra is composed of outstanding musicians from all over the world pursuing advanced studies in the graduate school of the Department of Music with renowned performance faculty.

Tickets for all performances are $20 for adults, $10 for students with ID and $10 for seniors 65 and older.  Tickets may be purchased from the Staller Center box office Monday through Saturday, 12pm and 6pm.  Informative, free lectures by Michael Hershkowitz precede the concerts (7:00 PM, Recital Hall).


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RPO Section Spotlight: Dvorak & More

Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Performance Hall at Hochstein
50 Plymouth Avenue North, Rochester, New York

Friday, October 27, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Tower Fine Arts Center
SUNY College at Brockport
Holley Street, Brockport, New York

Ward Stare, conductor

ERIC EWAZEN  Symphony in Brass
R. STRAUSS  Suite in B-flat Major for 13 Wind Instruments
DVORAK  Serenade for Strings in E Major

Source:: http://www.rpo.org/p_2274/?cal=0


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Heroes: A Video Game Symphony

Tuesday, October 26, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater
26 Gibbs Street, Rochester, New York

Miriam Burns, guest conductor
Madrigalia, chorus
Cary Ratcliff, artistic director

From the creators of The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses and Dear Friends: Music from Final Fantasy, embark upon a hero’s journey told through the amazing worlds of the most popular and beloved video games of all time. The tunes of video games will come to life at Heroes: A Video Game Symphony – with arrangements from The Elder Scrolls, Final Fantasy, BioShockPortal, and more. The RPO is your soundtrack, performing each iconic theme live, while stunning visual projections bring the art of video games to dazzling life.

Source: http://www.rpo.org/p_2281/?cal=0


Seaman Conducts Mozart & Sibelius

Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater
26 Gibbs Street, Rochester, New York

Christopher Seaman, Conductor Laureate
The Christopher Seaman Chair, Supported by Barbara and Patrick Fulford and The Conductor Laureate Society
Joyce Yang, piano

Program

BEETHOVEN  Leonore Overture No. 3
MOZART  Piano Concerto No. 24
SIBELIUS  Symphony No. 1

How glorious it is to behold pure genius at its prime in Mozart’s late, great Piano Concerto No. 24, written during an astoundingly prolific stretch in which the music poured forth as if fully formed. Sibelius is known today as one of the greatest symphonists ever, synonymous with lean, glacial beauty and a groundbreaking style all his own. Here, we hear him on the cusp of a new century, brimming with youthful energy and soaring, expansive soundscapes.

Source:: http://www.rpo.org/p_2248/?cal=1


RPO Around the Town

Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
St. Theodore’s Catholic Church
168 Spencerport Road, Rochester, New York

Friday, October 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Roberts Wesleyan College
2301 Westside Drive, Rochester, New York

Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Monroe Community College
1000 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, New York

Program

Willliams                              Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – Suite for Orchestra

                                                                IV. Harry’s Wondrous World                                                      

Tchaikovsky                        Suite from Swan Lake, Opus 20a 

                                                                I. Scène
                                                                II. Valse
                                                                V. Hungarian Dance, Czardas
                                                     

Ravel                                   Suite of Five Pieces from Ma Mère l’Oye (Mother Goose)  

                                                                I. Pavane of the Sleeping Beauty
                                                                II. Tom Thumb
                                                                III. Laideronette, Empress of the Pagodas
                                                                IV. Conversations of Beauty and the Beast
                                                                V. Enchanted Garden

Williams                               Suite from Far and Away                                    

                                                                County Galway, June 1892
                                                                The Fighting Donelly’s
                                                                Joseph and Shannon
                                                                Blowing off Steam
                                                                Finale

Brahms                                 Symphony No. 2 in D major, Opus 73

                                                                IV. Allegro con spirit


Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Staller Center of Stony Brook University
3304 Staller Center, Stony Brook, New York

Miles Massicotte, Piano
Eduardo Leandro, Conductor

Program

Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto No. 3
Mahler, Symphony No. 1.

 


Grieg's Piano Concerto + Cinderella

Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater
26 Gibbs Street, Rochester, New York

Ward Stare, conductor
Inon Barnatan, piano

Program

R. STRAUSS  Don Juan                    
GRIEG  Piano Concerto in A minor    
PROKOFIEV  Excerpts from Cinderella    
 

Drama and passion abound! Following the famous “timpani roll” opening, hear Grieg’s immensely popular Piano Concerto unfurl from the fingers of celebrated Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan, the first-ever Artist-in-Association with the New York Philharmonic, praised as "the complete artist" by Music Director Alan Gilbert. A pair of story-driven compositions complete the RPO's opening concerts. Prokofiev’s lushly romantic ballet score conjures up all the magic and fantasy of the beloved fairy tale. And, you can feel the racing pulse of history’s most legendary ladies’ man in Strauss’ famous tone poem, one of the all-time great showpieces for orchestra. 

Join conductors and special guests for a free, fun, and lively discussion about the music before each Philharmonics Series concert. Talks start one hour before the concert and end with ample time for you to refresh before the concert begins. Talks are held on the orchestra level of the Eastman Theater.

Source:: http://www.rpo.org/p_2246/?cal=0


A cELLAbration: The Music of Ella & More

Friday, September 15, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater
26 Gibbs Street, Rochester, New York

Jeff Tyzik, conductor
Carmen Bradford, vocals
Herb Smith, trumpet
Joe Locke, vibes
Brian Scanlon, saxophone

Program

J.S Bach (ARR.Tyzik), Siciliano
Joe Locke, Available in Blue
Fats Waller, Honeysucle Rose
George Gershwin, Love is Here to Stay
                                Someone To Watch Over Me
                                 Fascomatom' Rhythm
Sam Coslow, Mr. Paganini
Jerome Kern, I Won't Dance
Jeff Tyzik, Jazz Concerto for Violin and Orchestra: Burn

    ~ Intermission ~

Tyzik, Blues Train
Ray Brown, Afterthoughts II
Tyzik, Las Ramblas
Tyzik, Mallorca
Locke, Sword of Whispers
Harold Arlen, I've Got A Right to Sing the Blues
Gershwin, But Not For Me
Walter Donaldson,  Love Me Or Leave Me
Gershwin, I've Got A Crush On You
Ella Fitzgerald, A Tisket A Tasket


Season Opening - Itzhak Perlman

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater
26 Gibbs Street, Rochester, New York

Ward Stare, conductor
Itzhak Perlman, violin

Beloved the world over for his charm, humanity, and irrepressible joy of music-making, Itzhak Perlman is undeniably the reigning virtuoso of violin. Join this extraordinary artist for an unforgettable evening of cinematic treasures, including the poignant Theme from Schindler’s List, which he performed for the movie itself.

 

Program

Krongold, Schauspiel Overture, Op.4

Smetama, "The Moldau" No.2 from Má vlast

Rossini, William Tell Overture

    ~ Intermission ~

“As Time Goes By” from Casablanca
“Love Theme” from Cinema Paradiso
Theme from Far and Away
Theme from Out of Africa
“Marian & Robin Love Theme” from The Adventures of Robin Hood
Theme from Sabrina
Theme from Schindler's List
Tango (“Por Una Cabeza”) from Scent of a Woman