Karina Canellakis (Violin ’04), conductor
Amanda Majeski (Opera ’09), soprano
Carlos Ágreda, conducting fellow
WALKER Lyric for Strings
STRAUSS Four Last Songs
WEBERN Six Pieces for Orchestra
SCRIABIN The Poem of Ecstasty
“The model of a modern musician” (Los Angeles Times) and winner of the 2016 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award, Curtis alumna Karina Canellakis leads the orchestra on a rhapsodic journey. George Walker’s pensive lament for string orchestra sets the tone for Strauss’s poignant valedictory song cycle, featuring the “glowing” voice (Opera News) of Metropolitan Opera soprano Amanda Majeski, also a Curtis alumna. Scriabin’s rarely heard Poem of Ecstasy provides the exhilarating close.