FREE RPO CONCERT
Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

FREE RPO CONCERT

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Conductor TBD
Rebecca Gilbert, 
flute The Charlotte Whitney Allen Chair
Joanna Bassett, flute
Juliana Athayde, 
violin The Caroline W. Gannett & Clayla Ward Chair

CLARKE (ARR. WOOD) Prince of Denmark’s March
BOYCE Symphony No. 1 in B-flat Major
HANDEL Concerto a due cori, No. 2, HWV 333 in F Major
J.S. BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major
MENDELSSOHN String Symphony No. 10 In B Minor

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FREE RPO CONCERT
Nov
10
8:00 PM20:00

FREE RPO CONCERT

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Carlos Kalmar, guest conductor
Ahrim Kim, cello The Clara and Edwin Strasenburgh Chair

KODÁLY Dances of Galanta
SCHUMANN Cello Concerto in A Minor, Op. 129
HAYDN Symphony No. 98 in B-flat Major
LISZT Hungarian Rhapsody No. 1

Transcendental and mysterious. Emotional. Boisterous and full of surprises, Haydn’s expressive Symphony No. 98 was the first he composed after learning of his friend Mozart’s death. Guest conductor Carlos Kalmar and Principal Cello Ahrim Kim bring to life Schumann’s intensely lyric and enigmatic Cello Concerto. Kodály’s Galanta Dances, based on the folk music from Slovakia where he lived for a number of years, brings a lively start to the evening, with the culmination being Liszt’s animated Hungarian Rhapsody No. 1.

AHRIM KIM’S PERFORMANCE IS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE KATHERINE T. AND JON L. SCHUMACHER ORCHESTRA MUSICIAN SOLOIST FUND

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FREE RPO CONCERT
Oct
20
8:00 PM20:00

FREE RPO CONCERT

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Andreas Delfs, guest conductor

Kenneth Grant, clarinet The Robert J. Strasenburgh Chair
Matthew McDonald,  bassoon The Ron and Donna Fielding Chair

WAGNER Sigfried Idyll
R. STRAUSS Duet-concertino
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55

Wagner’s most popular orchestral work, Siegfried Idyll, is also his most intimate piece. It is tranquil and introspective, a clear reflection of his life with wife, Cosima, and their son, Siegfried for whom the piece is named. RPO Principal Clarinet Kenneth Grant and Principal Bassoon Matthew McDonald join forces in Richard Strauss’s Duet-concertino. Inspired by a fairytale, the concertino was one of the composer’s final pieces. Closing the program is Beethoven’s powerful “Eroica” Symphony. The piece, which represents a turning point in musical history, springs to life from two brusque opening chords and has been described as “the greatest single step made by an individual in the history of the symphony.”

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