Free Concert in Queens

Fri, Apr 29, 2016, 8 PM–10 PM

–The Orchestra Now plays a free concert in Queens
–Mendelssohn, Prokofiev, & Dvořák
–Conducted by JoAnn Falletta; “One of the finest conductors of her generation” –The New York Times
–Violinist Michael Ludwig; “Persuasive playing, silky tone, sensitivity to colour and flair for ‘golden-age’ style” –BBC Music Magazine

Program

Dvořák: Czech Suite
Sharp and amiable; first conducted by a guy named Cech!

Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2
Graceful, with a taste of Spain; one of the most loved of his works for violin

Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4, “Italian”
Cheery and full of dance; he wrote to his sister, “It will be the jolliest piece I have ever done”

Artists

JOANN FALLETTA, conductor
MICHAEL LUDWIG, violin

Video

Dvořák – Czech Suite

Prokofiev – Violin Concerto No. 2

Mendelssohn – Symphony No. 4, “Italian”

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