Curtis Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, May 06, 2017, 7:30 pm
OSMO VÄNSKÄ conductor
CONNER GRAY COVINGTON, conductor
PETER SERKIN, piano soloist ('64)
A “collective marvel” (Philadelphia Inquirer), the Curtis Symphony Orchestra embodies the sheer joy of music-making. Honing their craft under celebrated conductors, 100 young musicians perform with a fresh exuberance that makes each work new.
In homage to a master nurtured at Curtis, Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings opens this memorable evening. Then the Minnesota Orchestra’s charismatic music director, Osmo Vänskä, joins forces with the formidable Peter Serkin in the monumental Piano Concerto No. 1 by Brahms. Continuing the theme of heroic struggle leading to ultimate triumph is Ein Heldenleben, Strauss’s autobiographical epic.
BARBER Adiago for Strings
BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1
with piano soloist Peter Serkin
STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben