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Symphonic Dances, Plus Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto

Symphonic Dances, Plus Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto


Michael Stern, music director
Stefan Jackiw, violin

DVORÁK Scherzo capriccioso
MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto
RACHMANINOFF Symphonic Dances

Celebrate opening weekend of another fantastic season at the Kauffman Center with a fast-paced program, all in the impeccable acoustics of Helzberg Hall. Captivating, young violinist Stefan Jackiw is described by the Chicago Tribune as “… a legend in the making. He has flawless technique, precocious musical understanding, and a sweet, singing tone.” Dvorák’s energetic Scherzo capriccioso jump-starts the evening and, on the second half, enjoy Rachmaninoff’s thrilling Symphonic Dances — great music from a composer who wrote some of the most spontaneous works in the repertoire. Bravo & Masterworks Series

Program Notes

Join us for Concert Comments one hour prior to the performance time and are hosted by Music Director Michael Stern, Associate Conductor Aram Demirjian, or Executive Director Frank Byrne, and often feature the guest artist performing that particular evening.

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