January 28-29, 2022
Pintscher Premiere & Rachmaninoff
MATTHIAS PINTSCHER: Assonaza II (for violin and chamber orchestra) [CSO Commission, World Premiere]
SERGEI RACHMANINOFF: Symphonic Dances
LA VALSE & SIMPSON PREMIERE
Der Rosenkavalier Suite
Violin Concerto [U.S. Premiere, CSO Co-commission]
At the turn of the 20th century, there were no greater orchestrators than Ravel and Strauss, whose works unleash the full force of the orchestra in all of its innumerable colors. Grammy-winning violinist Nicola Benedetti gives the U.S. premiere of Mark Simpson’s dazzling new violin concerto. Finished during the pandemic, the work “explodes with all those feelings—frustration, anger, restlessness, confusion, uncertainty—that have had nowhere to go during the lockdowns” (The Times, London).
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