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San Francisco Symphony – ANDRÁS SCHIFF PLAYS AND CONDUCTS BACH AND MENDELSSOHN

San Francisco Symphony – ANDRÁS SCHIFF PLAYS AND CONDUCTS BACH AND MENDELSSOHN

András Schiff – Conductor and Piano

Jennifer Mitchell – Soprano

Margaret (Peg) Lisi – Mezzo-soprano

Michael Jankosky – Tenor

J.S. Bach – Keyboard Concerto No. 3 in D major

J.S. Bach – Keyboard Concerto No. 4 in A major

 

J.S. Bach – Orchestral Suite No. 3

Mendelssohn – Lobgesang, Opus 52

J.S. Bach was all but forgotten when Felix Mendelssohn launched a full-scale revival of Bach’s music in 1829—two geniuses from different eras whose music captivates, inspires, and reaches deep into the soul. Hear both composers in the hands of the absolutely riveting conductor and pianist András Schiff. “Schiff performed Bach . . . and transformed the huge and well-filled hall into a bowl of rapt silence” (Independent).

San Francisco Symphony – ANDRÁS SCHIFF PLAYS AND CONDUCTS BACH AND MENDELSSOHN

San Francisco Symphony – ANDRÁS SCHIFF PLAYS AND CONDUCTS BACH AND MENDELSSOHN

András Schiff – Conductor and Piano

Jennifer Mitchell – Soprano

Margaret (Peg) Lisi – Mezzo-soprano

Michael Jankosky – Tenor

J.S. Bach – Keyboard Concerto No. 3 in D major

J.S. Bach – Keyboard Concerto No. 4 in A major

 

J.S. Bach – Orchestral Suite No. 3

Mendelssohn – Lobgesang, Opus 52

J.S. Bach was all but forgotten when Felix Mendelssohn launched a full-scale revival of Bach’s music in 1829—two geniuses from different eras whose music captivates, inspires, and reaches deep into the soul. Hear both composers in the hands of the absolutely riveting conductor and pianist András Schiff. “Schiff performed Bach . . . and transformed the huge and well-filled hall into a bowl of rapt silence” (Independent).

San Francisco Symphony – ANDRÁS SCHIFF PLAYS AND CONDUCTS BACH AND MENDELSSOHN

San Francisco Symphony – ANDRÁS SCHIFF PLAYS AND CONDUCTS BACH AND MENDELSSOHN

András Schiff – Conductor and Piano

Jennifer Mitchell – Soprano

Margaret (Peg) Lisi – Mezzo-soprano

Michael Jankosky – Tenor

J.S. Bach – Keyboard Concerto No. 3 in D major

J.S. Bach – Keyboard Concerto No. 4 in A major

 

J.S. Bach – Orchestral Suite No. 3

Mendelssohn – Lobgesang, Opus 52

J.S. Bach was all but forgotten when Felix Mendelssohn launched a full-scale revival of Bach’s music in 1829—two geniuses from different eras whose music captivates, inspires, and reaches deep into the soul. Hear both composers in the hands of the absolutely riveting conductor and pianist András Schiff. “Schiff performed Bach . . . and transformed the huge and well-filled hall into a bowl of rapt silence” (Independent).

San Diego Symphony – The Young Romantics

San Diego Symphony – The Young Romantics

MENDELSSOHN – The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave)
LISZT – Piano Concerto No. 1
BERLIOZ – Symphonie fantastique

Michael Francis, conductor
Rodolfo Leone, piano

The Romantic movement was launched by the three early innovators on this program, who shook the world and shaped the future with these youthful masterworks – Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture, Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1, and Berlioz’ Symphonie fantastique – all originating in the bountiful year of 1830. Michael Francis (Mainly Mozart Festival Music Director) conducts, with rising star pianist Rodolfo Leone.

San Diego Symphony – The Young Romantics

San Diego Symphony – The Young Romantics

MENDELSSOHN – The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave)
LISZT – Piano Concerto No. 1
BERLIOZ – Symphonie fantastique

Michael Francis, conductor
Rodolfo Leone, piano

The Romantic movement was launched by the three early innovators on this program, who shook the world and shaped the future with these youthful masterworks – Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture, Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1, and Berlioz’ Symphonie fantastique – all originating in the bountiful year of 1830. Michael Francis (Mainly Mozart Festival Music Director) conducts, with rising star pianist Rodolfo Leone.

QCSO – River Romance

QCSO – River Romance

TOBIAS PICKER – Old and Lost Rivers
SMETANA – Moldau
MENDELSSOHN – Scherzo, Nocturne, and Wedding March from A Midsummernight’s Dream, Op. 61
BRAHMS – Piano Concerto #2, Bb Major

Mark Russell Smith CONDUCTOR
Garrick Ohlsson PIANO

The gorgeous and peaceful nostalgia of American composer Tobias Picker’s Old and Lost Rivers and the most famous and popular of all river pieces, Smetana’s colorful, tuneful, and poetic Moldau continue our journey through the world’s waterways. Rounding out the first half is the best of Mendelssohn’s magical and harmonic Incidental Music to Midsummer Night’s Dream including the famous Wedding March. The highlight of the program will be the heroic Quad Cities return of one of America’s greatest pianists, Garrick Ohlsson, in Brahms’ Piano Concerto #2, arguably the most challenging piano concerto ever written.

QCSO – River Romance

QCSO – River Romance

TOBIAS PICKER – Old and Lost Rivers
SMETANA – Moldau
MENDELSSOHN – Scherzo, Nocturne, and Wedding March from A Midsummernight’s Dream, Op. 61
BRAHMS – Piano Concerto #2, Bb Major

Mark Russell Smith CONDUCTOR
Garrick Ohlsson PIANO

The gorgeous and peaceful nostalgia of American composer Tobias Picker’s Old and Lost Rivers and the most famous and popular of all river pieces, Smetana’s colorful, tuneful, and poetic Moldau continue our journey through the world’s waterways. Rounding out the first half is the best of Mendelssohn’s magical and harmonic Incidental Music to Midsummer Night’s Dream including the famous Wedding March. The highlight of the program will be the heroic Quad Cities return of one of America’s greatest pianists, Garrick Ohlsson, in Brahms’ Piano Concerto #2, arguably the most challenging piano concerto ever written.

Radio ReBroadcast: Orchestra Iowa – Beethoven and the Bard

Radio ReBroadcast: Orchestra Iowa – Beethoven and the Bard

Iowa Public Radio Broadcast – Symphony’s of Iowa – Beethoven and the Bard – Recorded 3/7-8

MENDELSSOHN — Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream
BEETHOVEN — Piano Concerto No. 4
SIBELIUS — Symphony No. 3

7pm Central Time

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Orchestra Iowa performs three illustrious masterpieces that will leave audiences dreaming of their enchanted afternoon of sonorous symphonies. Mendelssohn’s ode to Shakespeare was written by the prodigy at the mere age of seventeen and depicts his early maturity as a composer. Beethoven’s intimate and serene fourth piano concerto will feature University of Iowa’s School of Music’s head of piano and internationally active soloist, Uriel Tsachor. Sebelius’s third symphony, concludes the concert with a jubilant celebration of sound.

Radio ReBroadcast: Des Moines Symphony – Jorge Mester Conducts La Mer

Radio ReBroadcast: Des Moines Symphony – Jorge Mester Conducts La Mer

Iowa Public Radio Broadcast – Symphony’s of Iowa – Jorge Mester Conducts La Mer – Recorded 2/7-8

MENDELSSOHN – Symphony No. 3 “Scottish”
PROKOFIEV – Piano Concerto No. 1
DEBUSSY – La Mer

7pm Central Time

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Mexican-born conductor Jorge Mester, winner of the Ditson Conductor’s Award and renowned for his leadership of the Aspen Music Festival, leads the Orchestra in one of his signature pieces: Debussy’s beloved La Mer. His interpretation of this impressionistic work depicting the sea is considered one of the most poignant and historically authentic. He is joined by pianist Robert Edward Thies, winner of the Second International Prokofiev Competition, playing Prokofiev’s rhythmic and virtuosic First Piano Concerto. This concert is presented by The Healthcare Circle.