“…an irresistible powerhouse performance” is how the New York Times described a concert by prize-winning pianist Alon Goldstein, who makes his HSO debut performing Rachmaninoff’s ever-popular Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini. Strauss’s dashing musical portrait of Don Juan and Schumann’s stirring Rhenish Symphony fill out the program.
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 3 “Rhenish”
The HSO is proud to present the winner of the third Rodney and Lorna Sawatsky Rising Stars Concerto Competition with cellist Julia Rosenbaum performing Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme. The high spirits of Haydn’s Symphony No. 102 and Shostakovich’s dynamic Symphony No. 6 round out the program.
Haydn: Symphony No. 102
Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 6
Danish composer Carl Nielsen’s thrilling Third Symphony will be performed for the first time by the HSO. The concert opens with the rousing Prelude to Wagner’s only comic opera and Chee-Yun makes her HSO debut performing the most romantic of violin concertos.
Wagner: Prelude to “Die Meistersinger”
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
Nielsen: Symphony No. 3 “Sinfonia Espansiva”
Stuart Malina conducts one of the most beloved pieces in the repertoire, Rimsky-Korsakov’s technicolor symphonic suite, Scheherazade. The magical sounds of the harp are also featured as HSO Principal Harpist Rebecca Kauffman performs captivating masterpieces by Debussy and Ravel.
Dvorak: Othello Overture
Debussy: Sacred & Profane Dances
Ravel: Introduction & Allegro
After performing Tosca and La Bohème to rave reviews in recent seasons, Stuart Malina turns to Giuseppe Verdi’s most popular opera, La Traviata, for the March Masterworks. This tale of love, sacrifice and heartbreak will fill the Forum with beautiful melody and glorious singing. Concert version in Italian with English supertitles.
Respighi’s spectacular showpiece, The Pines of Rome, is paired with Mahler’s triumphant Fifth Symphony. Stuart Malina goes “full throttle” as the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra is heard in all its considerable glory in this Springtime Masterworks concert.
Beethoven’s hymn to nature, the “Pastoral” Symphony, brings the season to an eloquent close. Popular pianist Jeffrey Biegel returns to the HSO to perform Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s Millennium Fantasy and Liszt’s dazzling First Piano Concerto.
Zwilich: Millennium Fantasy
Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral”
Respighi: The Pines of Rome
Mahler: Symphony No. 5
Musicians: Gail Ober, Darryl Hartshorne
HSO 2012/13 Masterworks Season - Musical Chairs Concerts
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The goal of Musical Chairs is to grow and expand our young audiences as we introduce and educate them about classical music.
We offer extremely discounted Masterworks Subscriptions in seating areas 101, 102, 103, 209, or 308 to students kindergarten through 12th grade.
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