Dvořák’s cheerful and upbeat Symphony No. 8 will leave you smiling and humming the folklike tunes that are a tribute to his beloved Bohemia. From Shostakovich’s musical signature to energetic folk melodies, his Cello Concerto No. 1 is a tour de force for the instrument. Carlos Simon’s The Block is inspired by paintings of buildings along a street in Harlem. It explores musical textures that evoke the rich energy and joyous sceneries of a hotbed of African American culture.
You are invited to attend a Prelude presentation before the Thursday, March 16th and Saturday, March 18th evening concerts, starting at 6:45 PM in the Upper Circle Lobby (3rd Floor). This talk by Natalie Boisvert is a fantastic way to learn more about the pieces being performed in your concert.
Program to include:
Carlos Simon The Block
Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1
Dvořák Symphony No. 8
Program subject to change.
Digital Program Program Notes (Printer-Friendly)
Artists:Kensho Watanabe, Conductor
Rafael Hoekman, ESO Cello