Sunday Casual Connections 2017-18
Insight & Discovery! Join Music Director Carl St.Clair for an intimate and lively behind-the-scenes exploration of the classics. Convenient Sunday matinee performances allow plenty of time for a champagne brunch, a shopping trip to South Coast Plaza or just a few hours to catch up with friends. Concerts are 90 minutes long and include insightful comments from Maestro St.Clair, often incorporating artist conversations and video elements.
This series consists of 3 performances.
Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 2
After Prokofiev performed his Second Piano Concerto, the score disappeared. Maestro St.Clair will reveal the mystery behind the long-lost concerto, which will be performed by one of today’s top Russian virtuosos.
Enjoy image magnification on our big screens during the concert for a closer look at the artists!
Zukerman Plays Bruch
Living legend Pinchas Zukerman performs Bruch’s masterful Violin Concerto. Then, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition takes listeners on a musical stroll through an art gallery that holds colorful paintings, each with its own fascinating story.
Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers plays a suite of film music by Hollywood composer James Newton Howard, who is known for writing such soundtracks as The Village, Defiance and more. The vibrant colors of the orchestra come to life in Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story.
Carl St.Clair, conductor
James Newton Howard, composer
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin
There is no Preview Talk before this performance. Music Director Carl St.Clair will announce the program from the stage. Doors open at 2 p.m.