Prepare yourself: Orff’s powerhouse setting of medieval verses celebrating the sensual life and lamenting the turns of fate is bawdy, dramatic, tender - and breathtaking. We perform it with three choirs and orchestra, for an unforgettable event. To open, virtuoso J.P. Jofre joins fellow Argentine Maestro Vieu and the orchestra to premiere his concerto for the earthy, resonant bandoneon – the soul of tango.
Nakamatsu Plays Rachmaninoff8:00 pm May 16, 2014
8:00 pm May 17, 2014
2:30 pm May 18, 2014
“(He) can do anything at the piano he wants,” writes The New York Times. Pianist Jon Nakamatsu returns to play the impassioned and near-impossible Rachmaninoff concerto with which he won the Van Cliburn Gold Medal – a must-hear performance. The concert begins with a musical collaboration across the years. In the 1930s, Schönberg detected a ‘budding symphony’ in Brahms’s muc...
From the Met to Broadway8:00 pm May 31, 2014
An Opera and Musical Theatre Chorus spectacular!
Haydn’s lively symphony has been a favorite since its London premiere, and seems much too sociable for its nickname; but its cymbals and bass drum sounded warlike in 1794 and are startling even now. Symphony principal Kramer follows, in Weber’s expressive work featuring the bassoon’s distinctively warm, dark voice. Maestro Cleve closes the Symphony’s 12th season on a triumphant note with Beethoven’s mighty “Heroic” symphony, the revolutionary work that created a new musical world.