January 15, 2021 — 7:30 PM
Capitol Theater
Madison, Wisconsin
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Program

RUN TIME: 1 HR 40 MINUTES

CHRISTOPHER BLAKE | Night Journey to Pawarenga
DMITRY KABALEVSKY | Cello Concerto No. 1
ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK | Serenade in D minor
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART | Symphony No. 34

Director's Notes

Cellist Amit Peled is an audience favorite, proven to be a big player with a big sound and a big heart. He performs two works, the rarely performed concerto by Kabalevsky which requires some muscle, and Offenbach's Andante. I heard Offenbach's Andante on the radio, didn't recognize it and was enthralled. It's soulful and Romantic, showing a serious side to this composer otherwise known for writing the Can-Can.

“A glowing tone, a seductive timbre and an emotionally pointed approach to phrasing that made you want to hear him again.”
– New York Times

In Dvořák’s Serenade for winds and Christopher Blake’s Pawarenga for strings, we hear both sections shine, concluding with Mozart’s Symphony No. 34 in C.

Dvořák's Wind Serenade is a grand work without violins or violas, just cellos, basses, and woodwinds, and consequently unusual to program. Since the strings are engaged with the Blake piece, it gives plenty for the winds to do, and as such, makes a great pairing. Finally, Mozart's Symphony No. 34 in C is a shorter symphony of only three movements, aligning this rather diverse repertoire combination onto familiar ground.

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Program

RUN TIME: 1 HR 40 MINUTES

CHRISTOPHER BLAKE | Night Journey to Pawarenga
DMITRY KABALEVSKY | Cello Concerto No. 1
ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK | Serenade in D minor
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART | Symphony No. 34

What to Expect

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