Aug 26, 2022, 8:00pm EDT
Program Notes & Works
Waltz No. 2 from Suite No. 1 for Variety Orchestra
The “variety” in the orchestration comes from the inclusion of instruments associated with a dance band—four saxophones, guitar, and accordion, creating a casual, circus-like atmosphere.
Antonín Dvořák wrote his Violin Concerto in 1879 for Joseph Joachim at the suggestion of the publisher Simrock.
Symphony No. 3, The First of May
“It would be interesting to write a symphony where not a single theme would be repeated.”
Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor
The extended ballet sequence known as the “Polovtsian Dances” never fails to steal the show.