This vibrant program opens with a colorful yet rarely-heard violin concerto by Karl Goldmark. That romantic spirit continues with Mahler’s weighty “Titan” Symphony, which takes listeners on an idyllic jaunt through nature before ending with an intense battle and ultimate victory.
GOLDMARK Violin Concerto No. 1
MAHLER Symphony No. 1
This intimate concert of Baroque and Classical favorites centers around a charming and operatic double concerto for flute. Rounding out the program are selections from Handel’s regal Water Music and Mozart’s solemn 40th Symphony, one of only two he wrote in a minor key.
HANDEL Selections from Water Music
CIMAROSA Concerto for Two Flutes
MOZART Symphony No. 40
In a program of grandeur fitting for Walt Disney Concert Hall, two monumental 20th century works take centerstage: Prokofiev’s powerful second piano concert and Shostakovich’s crowd-pleasing fifth symphony. A fast-paced work by Colburn’s Director of Conducting opens the concert.
ESA-PEKKA SALONEN Helix
PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 2
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5
Under the baton of conductor Elias Brown, soloists from the Conservatory perform concerto movements with the Colburn Orchestra. This performance will be livestreamed.