Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Program Notes

Program Pieces & Movements Arturo Márquez Danzón No. 4 (b. 1950) (1996)   Kati Agócs Horn Concerto (World Premiere) (b. 1975) (2020)I. InsouciantII. LyricalIII. Spirited James Sommerville, Horn   Commissioned by Symphony Nova Scotia, Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra and Prince Edward Island Symphony Orchesta. Intermission   Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky […]

Beethoven & Price Program Notes

Program Pieces & Movements Florence Price (1887-1953) Piano Concerto in One Movement (1934)   Michelle Cann Piano Intermission Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827) Symphony No. 7 in A Major, OP 92 (1811-1812) I. Poco sostenuto – VivaceII. AlegrettoIII. Presto – Assai meno prestoIV. Allegro con brio Program Notes Florence Price Concerto In One Movement (1932-1934) While […]

Glorious Brass – Program Notes

Program Pieces & Movements Giovani Gabrieli (1551-1612) Canzon per Septimi Toni No. 2 (before 1597)Arranged by Timothy Higgins   Giovani Gabrieli (1551-1612) Canzon per Sonar in Echo Duodecimi Toni (before 1597)Arranged by Timothy Higgins   Giovani Gabrieli (1551-1612) O Magnum Mysterium (1587)Arranged by Timothy Higgins   Herbert Haufrecht (1909-1998) Symphony for Brass and Timpani (1955) […]

Glorious Brass – Program Notes

G. Gabrieli – Canzoni and O Magnum Mysterium Venice in the sixteenth century was still a politically and commercially powerful force, and its music reflected its grandeur. San Marco (St. Mark’s), the magnificent basilica, had hosted musicians since medieval times, primarily a choir and organists. One of those organists was Andrea Gabrieli, who educated and […]

Program Notes – Symphonic Strings

Montgomery – Strum Jessie Montgomery belongs to a younger generation of composers who have found a seamless integration of classical techniques with styles of other cultural traditions. She studied the violin in her native Manhattan before attending Juilliard and New York University. In 1999 she began her association with the Sphinx Organization which promotes string […]