Glinka, Prokofiev & Mendelssohn
Pre-Concert Conversation with Music Director Jed Gaylin at 7pm.
Folklore is the watchword for this colorful panoply of dance and melody. Young superstar violinist Luosha Fang (Curtis), joins us for Prokofiev’s treacherous Second Concerto ending in a diabolically warped witch’s dance. Just as fiery is the conclusion to Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony, featuring a scorpion-stung tarantella. Woven amongst the adrenaline are some of the most haunting melodies from any continent.
Glinka —Kamarinskaya (Wedding Song): Fantasy for Orchestra on Two Russian Folksongs
Prokofiev—Violin Concerto No. 2
•Luosha Fang, violin
Mendelssohn—Symphony No. 4, Italian