Penfield Symphony Orchestra's "A Little Russian" Concert
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Penfield Symphony Orchestra’s fourth concert of its 62nd Season, “A Little Russian,” sponsored by Harris Beach PLLC, will take place on May 7th, 2018, at 7:30PM, featuring works by famous Russian composers Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky.
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's Russian Easter Overture recalls his vivid childhood memories of the festive sounds of monastery bells ringing out. He stated that he was eager to reproduce an explosion of the colorful, joyous celebration of Easter after the long, rough winter.
Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2 is a work based on a series of lyrical folk songs, which earned the nickname “The Little Russian” because of its use of three charming Ukrainian folk melodies; Ukraine was commonly called “Little Russia.”
This concert will also feature Jacqueline Hager, the outstanding winner of our 2018 Jo Amish Young Artist Competition, playing the first movement of Dvorak’s gorgeous Cello Concerto.
The performance will be held at Penfield High School Auditorium, 25 High School Drive, Penfield, NY 14526. Tickets can be purchased online at www.penfieldsymphony.org, by phone at 585-872-0774, at all area Wegmans, at the Penfield Recreation Department (1985 Baird Road), at Canandaigua National Bank—Penfield Branch (1816 Penfield Road), and at the door on the night of the concert. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for senior citizens (60+). Tickets for students of any age with student ID are free, so this is an ideal opportunity to bring the family along for an evening of classical entertainment.
The Penfield Symphony Orchestra, with approximately ninety musicians, has been performing in the Greater Rochester area for almost sixty-two years, and under the direction of Dr. David Harman for the last seventeen years, with the goal of providing “live symphonic music close to home.”
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