Stéphane Denève - Conductor
Gil Shaham - Violin
Connesson - Maslenitsa
Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
Debussy - Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Scriabin - The Poem of Ecstasy
Ever the champion of music of living composers, Stéphane Denève kicks off a year-long exploration of his fellow Frenchman Guillaume Connesson, whose Maslenitsa, the first of three of his dynamic works to be heard this season, is inspired by a Russian pre-Lenten festival. The world is coming to recognize Connesson's uniquely vibrant work as he emerges as one of the most exciting new voices in the classical music world, winning international awards and incredible acclaim. Audience favorite Gil Shaham returns to Verizon Hall with Tchaikovsky's monumental Violin Concerto. Beloved ballet music rounds out the program: Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (a scandal when Nijinsky danced to it in 1912) and Scriabin’s vibrant orchestral showpiece Poem of Ecstasy.
These concerts will be LiveNote enabled.
These concerts are part of the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ Experience, supported through a generous grant from the Wyncote Foundation.