Curtis Symphony Orchestra: The Jack Wolgin Orchestral Concerts _ by Curtis Institute of Music

Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts, Broad and Spruce Streets,
Philadelphia, PA
United States

Russian masterworks-Stravinsky's fleeting Fireworks and Tchaikovsky's impassioned "Pathétique"-flank the U.S. premiere of a double concerto by esteemed Composer-in-Residence Krzysztof Penderecki. Faculty member Ignat Solzhenitsyn leads the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, joining with fellow alumni Benjamin Schmid and Roberto Díaz, Curtis president, in the Penderecki. Conducting fellow Kensho Watanabe is also featured.

Michael Stern is the conductor of this performance

The pieces performed include:

Strauss: "Dance of the Seven Veils" fromSalome, Op. 54
Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45
Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)
The Curtis Symphony Orchestra celebrates the centenary of Stravinsky's Le Sacre du printemps (Rite of Spring) in the opening concert of a Russian-themed season. Alumnus Michael Stern leads a program which includes the ballet score that provoked Parisian audiences in 1913 and still sounds fresh, invigorating, and revolutionary today. Conducting fellow Kensho Watanabe is also featured.

Open to General Public, Classical Music enthusiasts.
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Arts & Culture
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GlobalPhilly™ 2013