dvorak

Monterey Symphony – Concert 1, Dvorak and Berlioz

The Monterey Symphony will open its 74th season Ovation with Antonín Dvorák’s Romance for violin and orchestra, featuring concertmaster Christina Mok. This delightful, single-movement work was commissioned to serve as an annual musical tradition for the Provisional Theatre Orchestra in Prague. Based on a theme from the second movement of his fifth string quartet, Romance is a lovely interplay between the violinist and the orchestra. Other iterations of the melody were presented in his later works—it was an obvious favorite of Dvorák’s!

Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique takes the mercurial, and often tragic, life of an artist and sets it to music. The title underlines not only the fantastic musical fireworks that take place on stage, but also a fantasy Berlioz was demonstrating. Written as an homage to unrequited love—the result of too many unanswered love letters—Berlioz uses the voices of the instruments to explain his emotions. The work travels through the artist’s life, culminating in his own funeral in the wildly intense final movement.

Max Bragado-Darman, conductor

Antonín Dvorák
Romance, Op. 11
Christina Mok, violin

Hector Berlioz
Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14

Monterey Symphony – Concert 1, Dvorak and Berlioz

The Monterey Symphony will open its 74th season Ovation with Antonín Dvorák’s Romance for violin and orchestra, featuring concertmaster Christina Mok. This delightful, single-movement work was commissioned to serve as an annual musical tradition for the Provisional Theatre Orchestra in Prague. Based on a theme from the second movement of his fifth string quartet, Romance is a lovely interplay between the violinist and the orchestra. Other iterations of the melody were presented in his later works—it was an obvious favorite of Dvorák’s!

Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique takes the mercurial, and often tragic, life of an artist and sets it to music. The title underlines not only the fantastic musical fireworks that take place on stage, but also a fantasy Berlioz was demonstrating. Written as an homage to unrequited love—the result of too many unanswered love letters—Berlioz uses the voices of the instruments to explain his emotions. The work travels through the artist’s life, culminating in his own funeral in the wildly intense final movement.

Max Bragado-Darman, conductor

Antonín Dvorák
Romance, Op. 11
Christina Mok, violin

Hector Berlioz
Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14

San Diego Symphony – MOZART AND DVOŘÁK

San Diego Symphony – MOZART AND DVOŘÁK

LUTOSŁAWSKI – Mala suita (Little Suite)
MOZART – Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219: Turkish
DVOŘÁK – Symphony No. 6 in D Major, Op. 60

Johannes Debus, conductor
Jeff Thayer, violin

Witold Lutosławski wrote his charming Polish folk music-based Little Suite in response to criticism of his First Symphony as being “too modern.” Antonín Dvoŕák’s Sixth Symphony brought him international recognition, and shows his developed style following German traditional form infused with Czech folk melodies. Concertmaster Jeff Thayerperforms Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s final violin concerto, which contains a hint of international influence in the final movement.

San Diego Symphony – MOZART AND DVOŘÁK

San Diego Symphony – MOZART AND DVOŘÁK

LUTOSŁAWSKI – Mala suita (Little Suite)
MOZART – Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219: Turkish
DVOŘÁK – Symphony No. 6 in D Major, Op. 60

Johannes Debus, conductor
Jeff Thayer, violin

Witold Lutosławski wrote his charming Polish folk music-based Little Suite in response to criticism of his First Symphony as being “too modern.” Antonín Dvoŕák’s Sixth Symphony brought him international recognition, and shows his developed style following German traditional form infused with Czech folk melodies. Concertmaster Jeff Thayerperforms Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s final violin concerto, which contains a hint of international influence in the final movement.

San Francisco Symphony – Stern Grove Festival

San Francisco Symphony – Stern Grove Festival

DVORAK – Slavonic Dance No. 8

DVORAK – Slavonic Dance No. 2

DVORAK – Slavonic Dance No. 7

BEETHOVEN – Piano Concerto No. 4

SIBELIUS – Symphony No. 2

Join the SF Symphony at the 81st Stern Grove Festival for its annual free concert in the beautiful outdoor amphitheater located at 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard in San Francisco. Pack a picnic, grab some friends, and relax as the SF Symphony serenades you with a dazzling afternoon of music al fresco.

Des Moines Winds – Iowa Bandmasters Association Conference Headline Concert

Conductor – Dr. Rebecca Phillips

Piano Solist – Dr. Karl Paulnack

PAUL DUKAS                          “Fanfare” from La Péri (1912)
ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK               Serenade in d minor, op. 44 (1878)
ROBERT KURKA                   The Good Soldier Schweik Suite, Op. 22 (1956)
JAMES DAVID                        Swing Landscape: Rhapsody for Piano and Wind Orchestra (2018)
MICHAEL DAUGHERTY         Desi (1991)

Detroit Symphony Orchestra – Heroes Benefit Concert

Detroit Symphony Orchestra – Heroes Benefit Concert

Artists
Michelle Merrill, conductor
John Kimura Parker, piano
Wei Yu, cello

Program
BLOCH From Jewish Life, No. 1, “Prayer”
BEETHOVEN Allegretto scherzando from Symphony No. 8
BRAHMS Academic Festival Overture
DVOŘÁK Adagio – Allegro molto from Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”
BERNSTEIN “Times Square: 1944” from Three Dance Episodes from On the Town
GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue

Alabama Symphony Orchestra – Barber’s Violin Concerto with Daniel Szasz

Alabama Symphony Orchestra – Barber’s Violin Concerto with Daniel Szasz

PÄRT: Fratres
BARBER: Violin Concerto
DVORAK: Symphony No. 7

Celebrate Concertmaster Daniel Szasz’s twentieth season with the ASO as he solos in Samuel Barber’s beautifully sparkling Violin Concerto. Dvorak’s Seventh Symphony, considered by some to be his greatest, takes the listener on a journey from tragedy to jubilation.

Gain insight into the works you’re about to hear by joining us at 7pm for Concert Comments in the Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital Hall. Free.