Prokofiev and Dvorák
January 08–10, 2021
Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium
This concert will last approximately 80 minutes and will be performed without intermission.
“Dance Card” is a five-movement work by Higdon which embodies the elation of strings performing together in an exploration of the capabilities of string instruments through both solo performance and ensemble playing. Celestial Blue will highlight a lengthy solo melody over a steady pulse which will draw the listener in. Violinist Stefan Jackiw will perform Prokofiev’s lyrical Violin Concerto No. 2, a work that is both beautifully lyrical and blazingly virtuosic. The five-movement Serenade in E Major by Dvorák is a brilliant mixture of mellow melodies, introspection, and harmonic depth which will give the listener a deep sense of satisfaction and repose to conclude their concert experience.
Celestial Blue from "Dance Card"
Violin Concerto No. 2
Serenade in E Major
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Gain extra insights into our Symphonic programs with Shields-Collins Bray, who presents Concert Conversations one hour prior to each Symphonic Concert. These free pre-concert lectures take place inside the auditorium and often feature recorded excerpts of music you will be hearing performed live as well as conversations with guest artists and visiting composers.