Curtis Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, April 28, 2018, 7:30 pm
Alone they create art. Together they create awe.
Emerging virtuosos, all the musicians of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra meld into an expression of something much greater. Add internationally renowned conductor Karina Canellakis and Met Opera soprano Amanda Majeski (both former graduates of the Curtis Institute of Music) with sparkling repertoire, and the result is an immersive experience with unique resonance.
KARINA CANELLAKIS (Violin ’04), Conductor
Carlos Ágreda Arango, Conducting Fellow
WALKER Lyric for Strings featuring Met Opera Soprano AMANDA MAJESKI (Opera ’09)
STRAUSS Four Last Songs
WEBERN Six Pieces for Orchestra
SCRIABIN The Poem of Ecstasy
“The model of a modern musician” (Los Angeles Times) and winner of the 2016 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award, Curtis alumna Karina Canellakis leads the orchestra on a rhapsodic journey. George Walker’s pensive lament for string orchestra sets the tone for Strauss’s poignant valedictory song cycle, featuring the “glowing” voice (Opera News) of Metropolitan Opera soprano Amanda Majeski, also a Curtis alumna. Webern’s Six Pieces for Orchestra offers an otherworldly counterpoint to Scriabin’s rarely heard Poem of Ecstasy, which provides the exhilarating close.