The world knows Astor Piazzolla as the great innovator of Argentine tango, who transformed the original dance style into new, large-scale compositions. Many other musicians have also cultivated Tango Nuevo. In addition to Piazzolla, we will perform works by two of the best: Horacio Salgan, who will turn 101 shortly after our concerts, and Luis Bacalov, widely recognized for the film Il Postino's Oscar-winning score. Bacalov's Tango Mass will bring our 2016-17 season to a dazzling close.
Brahms & Khachaturian8:00 pm October 21, 2017
2:30 pm October 22, 2017
A Taiwanese-American conductor and a Japanese soloist play music by a Czech, an Armenian and a German composer—what could be more emblematic of the global world we live in? After her acclaimed performances of the Kabalevsky Concerto last year, Mayuko Kamio returns to present another popular work from the Soviet repertoire, preceded and followed by compositions by Dvořák and Brahms, who were good friends. Both masters excelled in the serious as well as the lighter styles, as our selections—three dances and a symphony—will show.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert7:00 pm October 27, 2017
2:30 pm October 28, 2017
7:30 pm October 28, 2017
1:30 pm October 29, 2017
CineConcerts is inviting fans back to the Wizarding World for an evening of music and magic in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ - In Concert. Relive the magic of Harry Potter™ soaring across the big screen in high-definition and experience the music of a live symphony orchestra performing John Williams’ unforgettable score.
Variation on Variations8:00 pm December 2, 2017
2:30 pm December 3, 2017
Variations on variations: the idea of taking a simple theme and presenting it in a multiplicity of ways, altering many aspects of the melody and the instrumentation, goes back a long way in the history of music. Our concert brings together three famous examples, by three composers from different countries and different generations, to show how composers and audiences everywhere have enjoyed such musical transformations.
Lynn Harrell Returns8:00 pm January 20, 2018
2:30 pm January 21, 2018
Lynn Harrell is returning to SSV to play one of the most beautiful concertos ever written for his instrument. The orchestra will set the stage with another work by Schumann, a musical portrait by one of the quintessential Romantic heroes, dreamed up by Lord Byron. Mr. Harrell will be joined by colleagues in Haydn’s sparkling Sinfonia concertante (a quadruple concerto!). The concert ends with a trip to Hungary, for a colorful arrangement of a set of 19th-century tunes that Gypsy bands used to play in the villages.
Nakamatsu, Beethoven, & Pines of Rome8:00 pm March 16, 2018
8:00 pm March 17, 2018
2:30 pm March 18, 2018
Returning SSV favorite Jon Nakamatsu will play Beethoven under the direction of Argentine maestro Carlos Vieu, back from last season’s sparkling Misa Tango performances. The South American offering this time will be a colorful 1954 score by Inocente Carreño of Venezuela, who passed away in 2016 at the age of 96. Two landmarks of musical impressionism will serve as bookends: Debussy’s delicate...
The Creation8:00 pm May 5, 2018
2:30 pm May 6, 2018
Haydn’s great oratorio The Creation is a supreme masterpiece of optimism, celebrating universal harmony and rejoicing in a flawless world order with no conflicts or adversity of any kind. Recounting the six days of Creation, it opens with a "Representation of Chaos" and ends with Adam and Eve’s declaration of love for one another. One of the cornerstones of the choral repertoire, it is a work none of us wants to be without for too long.
Tchaikovsky: A Celebration8:00 pm June 2, 2018
2:30 pm June 3, 2018
The season concludes with an all-Tchaikovsky program featuring Stephen Prutsman as soloist. The three works will reveal three different facets of the Russian master’s fascinating personality: a rousing march, a brilliant concerto and a complex symphony which Tchaikovsky fights, and wins, his own fierce battle with Fate.