Atlanta Symphony Returns to KSU for an Evening of Russian Masterpieces

Atlanta Symphony Returns to KSU for Evening of Russian Masterpieces

Kennesaw State University School of Music presents
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Cristian Macelaru, conductor; Karen Gomyo, violin
Friday, February 19, 2016 | 8 p.m.
Morgan Hall at the Bailey Performance Center


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The Atlanta Symphony returns to Morgan Hall for the third of four performances during the 2015-16 season. Conductor Cristian Macelaru leads the ASO in an evening of works from Russian composers beginning with Stravinsky’s masterpiece Petrushka, the tale of a puppet who, after being murdered by his rival, returns to haunt his master. Violinist Karen Gomyo performs Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, one of the most beautiful, thrilling, and beloved works in the repertoire. The program concludes with Sergei Lyapounov’s kaleidoscopic transcription for full orchestra of Balakirev’s Islamey.

Program:
Igor Stravinsky: Petrushka (1947 version)
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Opus 35 (1878)
Mily Balakirev: Islamey, Opus 18 (1862) (orch. Sergi Lyapunov)


Atlanta Symphony Returns to KSU for Evening of Russian Masterpieces