Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto
Teddy Abrams, conductor
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
GABRIELA LENA FRANK: Concertino Cusqueño
MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto
CAROLINE SHAW: Entr’acte
COPLAND: Appalachian Spring Suite (full orchestra version)
Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
Preview Talk with KUSC's Alan Chapman at 7 p.m.
New music meets established favorites. First, the music of Gabriela Lena Frank takes inspiration from her own Peruvian heritage and melds the British sounds of composer Benjamin Britten. Following is Mendelssohn’s indelible violin concerto featuring the striking and charismatic Rachel Barton Pine. On the second half, music from two Pulitzer Prize winners: Caroline Shaw’s Entr’acte takes you in a time machine through music’s Baroque, Classical and Contemporary eras. And finally Aaron Copland’s joyous Appalachian Spring Suite captures the essence of the American sound and spirit.