Feb 23 Thu

Tchaikovsky & Strauss

Thursday Thru Saturday
February 23 - 25 2023

Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Concert Timings:
February 23, 2023, 8:00 pm
February 24, 2023, 8:00 pm
February 25, 2023, 8:00 pm

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Tchaikovsky poured his soul into symphonies that would express his anguish and passions as no music had ever dared to. Carl St.Clair conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony. The evening is complemented with the music of Richard Strauss and his graceful Serenade for Winds.  Concertmaster Dennis Kim presents the world premiere of the new Violin Concerto of dynamic American composer, John Wineglass. With multiple Emmy nominations for his music for television, Wineglass is a vital presence in the symphonic world. Be there for the first performance of his captivating new work inspired by the beauty of the Mojave desert.

Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
Concert Preview Talk with KUSC personality Alan Chapman at 7 p.m.

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John Wineglass, Composer

R. STRAUSS: Serenade for Winds
JOHN WINEGLASS: Joshua Tree: Scenes from the Mojave. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (World Premiere)
I. Desert Sun to Night Crawlers
II. Morning Dawn to Evening Twilight
III. Ancient Rock Formations to the Gold Rush Frontier

TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4
Andante sostenuto
Andantino in modo di canzona
Scherzo: Pizzicato ostinato
Finale:  Allegro con fuoco

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