LA VALSE & SIMPSON PREMIERE

January 14-15, 2022 | Music Hall

Program

RICHARD STRAUSS:

Der Rosenkavalier Suite
MAURICE RAVEL:

La valse
MARK SIMPSON:

Violin Concerto [U.S. Premiere, CSO Co-commission]

Artists

Louis Langrée, conductor
Nicola Bendetti, violin

Venue

Music Hall

Ticket Prices

$14-$107

Concert Duration

Approx. 1 hour and 30 minutes with intermission

Series

Series 1

What's Interesting

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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