The concert’s centerpiece is a dazzling double concerto that perfectly marries the violin and cello’s lush tones. Rounding out the program is an energetic early work by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Shostakovich’s demure ninth symphony.
COLERIDGE-TAYLOR Ballade in A Minor
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 9
BRAHMS Double Concerto for Violin and Cello
Gershwin’s blues and jazz infused piano concerto is bookended by Copland’s grand Americana symphony and a work blending indigenous music and Mexican influences.
CARLOS CHÁVEZ Sinfonía India (Symphony No. 2)
GERSHWIN Piano Concerto
COPLAND Symphony No. 3
The Conservatory Concerto Competition winner gives a dazzling performance of Dvořák's Cello Concerto. Vaughn Williams’ serene fifth symphony and an operatic overture from Weber complete the program.
WEBER Oberon Overture
DVOŘÁK Cello Concerto No. 2
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Symphony No. 5