The ASO goes OTP to KSU by way of the former USSR with this Morgan Hall concert filled with timeless works by Russia's greatest composers. Violinist Karen Gomyo will be on hand to tackle Tchaikovsky's famous concerto for the instrument. Known for its amazing range and extended, exhilarating solo, it's become the standard by which all virtuosos are judged. And Gomyo is no doubt up to the task. The Chicago Tribune calls her a "a first-rate artist of real musical command, vitality, brilliance and intensity." Guest conductor Cristian Macelaru also leads the acclaimed ASO in Stravinsky's masterful puppet ballet Petrushka and Sergei Lyapunov's orchestral arrangement of Balakirev's 1869 folk-inspired piano piece Islamey.
Program (subject to change):
Igor Stravinsky: Petrushka (1947 version)
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Opus 35 (1878)
Mily Balakirev: Islamey, Opus 18 (1862) (orch. Sergi Lyapunov)