In the tradition of grand romantic orchestral music, the KSO, under the direction of Maestro Kristian Alexander, performs a night of exceptional music. Being his first successful opera, the Overture to Rienzi, was Wagner’s only opera composed in the “grand opera” tradition that featured extravagant ballets and pompous marches. A rare occurrence in concerto repertoire, Brahms highlights the violin and the cello in his “Double” concerto; his last orchestral work written to mend a broken friendship. Rounding out the program is Berlioz’ Harold en Italie: a picturesque Italian sojourn in four movements for symphony orchestra and solo viola.
Kristian Alexander | conductor
Conrad Chow | violinist
Andrew Ascenzo | cellist
Keith Hamm | violist
Alexa Petrenko | host (Nation's Classical 96.3 FM radio)
7:15 p.m. Prélude (pre-concert recital)
7:30 p.m. Pre-concert talk
Intermission discussion with Alexa Petrenko, Conrad Chow and Andrew Ascenzo
Post-concert live jazz with complimentary glass of Champagne
Wagner, Overture to Rienzi
Brahms, Concerto for violin, cello and orchestra, Op. 102
Berlioz, Harold en Italie
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