Thursday, May 10, 2007

NYRO's final concert of the 2006-2007 season: The music of Borodin, Barber, and Nielsen

I nearly forgot to post this. The concert is next Saturday evening, so I'm just getting it in under the wire.

Dear Friends of the New York Repertory Orchestra,

You are cordially invited to our final concert of the 2006-2007 season!

Our season ends as it began and has continued – great music, fantastic soloists, and the exciting music-making of New York's leading all-volunteer, community-based orchestra, the New York Repertory Orchestra. We look forward to seeing you as we close the year. Here are the details:

Saturday, May 19, 2007 - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Good Shepherd-Faith Church @ 152 West 66th St. (between B'way & Amsterdam)
Admission: FREE

  • Borodin: Oveture from "Prince Igor"
  • Barber: Violin Concerto - Michi Wiancko, violin
  • Nielsen: Symphony No. 2 "The Four Temperaments"

Here's some info about the program:

  • Returning to the NYRO stage, violinist Michi Wiancko joins us for Samuel Barber's hauntingly exquisite Violin Concerto. Opening with some of the composer's most achingly beautiful music, the concerto finishes with one of the most virtuosic finales in the literature. It's a bravura finish that will be sure to dazzle you. (See below for more information about our wonderful soloist.)

  • The major work on the program will be the Symphony No. 2 by Carl Nielsen. Subtitled "The Four Temperaments," each movement characterizes one of the ancient bodily humors that were once thought to predict our personalities as well as control our physical and emotional health. It's a joyful work of immense energy, fun, and good humor. You're sure to enjoy it!

  • The concert begins with an audience favorite - Russian composer Alexander Borodin's overture to his opera "Prince Igor." The overture is warm and enthusiastic and full of Russian flavor - lovely melodies, rich harmony, and sparkling orchestration. A delightful opening to our final concert of the year.

  • Violinist Michi Wiancko was featured as an "Artist to Watch" on the cover of the January 2007 issue of SYMPHONY Magazine, and has distinguished herself as a soloist with orchestras including the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics and in recital and chamber appearances. An artist with a unique vision and deemed "Pure Gold" by The Des Moines Register, Ms. Wiancko has confirmed this reputation in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Library of Congress, Banff Center, Sydney Opera House, Frick Center, National Gallery, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Philadelphia's Kimmell Center. An expansive musical personality, we look forward to welcoming her back to the NYRO stage.

We eagerly look forward to seeing you on May 19.

Best regards,
David Leibowitz, Music Director
New York Repertory Orchestra

REMINDER: The opening of our 2007-2008 season is just around the corner - join us here again on October 13th for the start of another great NYRO season!

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