Mendelssohn: Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream Mozart: Symphony No. 36 in C (“Linz”) Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor
The BBSO presents three popular classics in this exciting opener to the 38th season, conducted by Charles Greenwell. We begin the evening with Mendelssohn’s overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Written when the composer was just 17 years old, the work has received praise for its beauty and successful translation of Shakespeare’s spirit world into that of sound. Concluding the first half will be Mozart’s Symphony No. 36 (“Linz”), a majestic work that soars with propulsive rhythms and melodic vigor, yet was penned in less than a week by the newlywed Mozart. The concert’s second half features Rachmaninoff’s beautiful Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor with solo pianist, Ivan Moshchuk.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
A recipient of the 2012 Gilmore Young Artist Award, 2011 Peabody Career Development Grant, 2012 Rosamond P. Haeberle Memorial Piano Award, Mr. Moshchuk has been praised for possessing a "rare combination of breathtaking technique and genuine musicality" (Kalamazoo Gazette), leaving audiences stating that it was "impossible not to be impress" (Baltimore Sun), and creating "a density that lets you feel the spiritual aspects of the music...the best of the best." (Zofinger Zeitung). A native of Moscow, Russia, Mr. Moshchuk grew up in the Grosse Pointe communites outside of Detroit, Michigan. Find out more at www.ivanmoshchuk.com.
Sunday, December 9 BIRMINGHAM GROVES HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM 20500 W. Thirteen Mile Road, Beverly Hills
FEATURING: HAEJI KIM, violin (2012 Young Artist Competition Winner) Andover High School Strings directed by David Reed Charles Greenwell, conducting
Vaughan Williams: English Folk Song Suite J. Strauss, Jr.: Emperor Waltz Tchaikovsky: December (from The Seasons) Scott: The Toy Trumpet Chadwick: Noel Bizet: Excerpts from the l’Arlesienne music Massenet: March of the Princesses (from Cinderella) Sibelius: Andante festivo Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No. 1, 1st movement
The BBSO joins forces with a number of young, talented, local musicians for a concert of works to put you in the holiday mood! Conductor Charles Greenwell and the BBSO musicians lead off the festivities with a variety of magical works for the season. The Andover High School Strings will then play side-by-side with BBSO musicians for Jean Sibelius’ “Andante Festivo,” and the winner of our 2012 Young Artist Competition, Bloomfield Hills’ violinist Haeji Kim, will delight as the soloist in the first movement of Wieniawski's violin concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor.
Concert C MUSIC OF THE ROYAL COURT
Sunday, March 10 BIRMINGHAM UNITARIAN CHURCH 38651 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills FEATURING: AMY PORTER, flute John Thomas Dodson, conducting
J.C. Bach: Sinfonia No. 6 in G Major, Op. 3 J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 Corigliano: Voyage for Flute and Strings Haydn: Symphony No. 43 in E flat Major, Hob.I:43, Mercury
The BBSO welcomes back guest conductor John Thomas Dodson for a musically-superb concert featuring flutist Amy Porter. Having first leapt to international attention as winner of the Kobe International Flute Competition, Porter currently serves as Professor of Flute at the University of Michigan. "Music of the Royal Court" will showcase the virtuosity of the flute while exploring works from the Baroque, Classical and Modern eras.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Flutist Amy Porter captivates audiences with her stunning virtuosity combined with heartfelt lyricism and interpretive sensitivity. Acclaimed by the New York Times as “a particularly strong performer, technically robust and musically forceful”, and echoed by American Record Guide as “a charismatic and highly skilled performer”, she has established herself as one of the leading artists of today through her innovative solo concerts and notable collaborations with the world’s top composers. Currently, reviewers rave about her moving performances of Michael Daugherty’s Trail of Tears Concerto writing," as played by the charismatic soloist Amy Porter (with whom Daugherty collaborated in writing ‘Trail of Tears’), no instrument could conceivably sound more lively or richly expressive.” (Mississippi News). Regarding her Carnegie Hall performance ,Allan Kozinn of the NY Times wrote, "Amy Porter played with graceful poise." CLICK HERE FOR A FULL BIO
Concert D SPRING SERENADE
Sunday, May 19 BIRMINGHAM GROVES HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM 20500 W. Thirteen Mile Road, Beverly Hills FEATURING: Charles Greenwell, conducting
Gould: American Salute Lehar: Gold & Silver Waltzes Nicolai: Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor Luigini: Ballet Egyptien (excerpts)
Grusin: Theme from On Golden Pond Korngold: Music from The Sea Hawk
Bizet: Excerpts from Carmen
J. Strauss, Jr.:Emperor Waltzes
The 38th season comes to a close with an exciting line-up of classics including memorable works from film and opera. The BBSO salutes the best of film with music from On Golden Pond and The Sea Hawk, and explores the world of opera and ballet with selections from Bizet’s Carmen, Thomas’ Mignon, and Luigini’s Ballet Egyptien. With a host of additional unforgettable works, the BBSO’s final concert is sure to leave you wanting more.
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