The Vocal Element, Mainly Strings and Old World/New World Set for Riverside Symphony's 2012-13 Season
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by BWW News Desk
Founding Music Director George Rothman will lead critically acclaimed Riverside Symphony in three fascinating programs at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center in 2012-2013. The orchestra's widely admired programming will be on display in stimulating concerts blending old, new, familiar and lesser-known repertory.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2012, at 7:30 pm - The Vocal Element featuring Heather Buck, soprano
HOLLIGER Sechs Lieder U.S. Premiere
SCHUBERT Selected songs for soprano and orchestra
FAURÉ Masques et bergamasques
MOZART Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter"
As a legendary oboe virtuoso, Swiss composer Heinz Holliger naturally turns to song. Here, his stunning early song cycle- recently orchestrated by the composer-is paired with a selection of sublime Schubert songs adapted for orchestra by Brahms and others. Works by Fauré and Mozart, two composers celebrated for their lyrical gifts, sing with the resources of orchestra alone.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2013, at 7:30 PM - Mainly Strings featuring Arnaud Sussman, violin
NIELSEN Suite in A Minor
VIVALDI "Winter" (from The Four Seasons)
RUDERS Violin Concerto No. 1
TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings
Danish contemporary master Poul Ruders' haunting homage to Vivaldi's iconic Four Seasons, which Riverside Symphony previously recorded for Bridge Records with violinist Rolf Schulte, inspired this unusual pairing of solo violin showpieces. They are framed on this program by a disarming early opus gem by Carl Nielsen, Denmark's first musical giant, and Tchaikovsky's beloved late-Romantic masterpiece.
THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013, at 7:30 pm - Old World/New World, featuring Inon Barnatan, piano
RAVEL Piano Concerto in G Major
MAXWELL DAVIES Ojai Festival Overture
GINASTERA Variaciones concertantes
Roaring 20s jazz, America's homegrown art, leaps the Atlantic to land in Ravel's popular concerto and Czech composer Erwin Schulhoff's endearingly brash opus. The spirit of the American West similarly infuses Sir Peter Maxwell Davies' overture for a noted California summer music festival, while Ginastera's seldom-heard orchestral tour-de-force injects Native Argentine folk music with a dose of European rigor.
Three Subscription Concerts at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. Single Tickets: $55, $40 & $24; Students ½ price. Group rates available - call Riverside Symphony at 212-864-4197 for information www.riversidesymphony.org.