Dear Friends & Supporters,
On Friday, February 10, we will continue our 16–17 Powerhouse Season with Hopeless Romantics.
The Romantic Period was probably the richest era in terms of producing the most beloved, iconic and enduring masterpieces. Irrefutably, it’s the age that produced the most passionate music ever written.
It all started with Beethoven revolutionizing music and serving as the bridge between the Classical and Romantic Periods. There was Schubert, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Berlioz, Liszt, Wagner, Rossini… the list goes on and on. But two of the absolute giants of Romanticism were Johannes Brahms and Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky.
From Brahms, we will perform the Double Concerto for Violin and Cello. Matthew Zalkind, cello professor at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music, will play the solo cello part, and I will perform the solo violin part. I’m delighted to tell you that the piece will be conducted by former resident conductor of the Colorado Symphony, Scott O’Neil.
On the second half of the program, I will conduct Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony. This is one of the most exciting, passionate and brilliant symphonies in the entire orchestral repertoire.
We look forward to seeing you on February 10 at the Antonia Brico Stage for Hopeless Romantics!