Symphonic Love Potions

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Friday, February 10, 2017 - Sunday, February 12, 2017

Belding Theater at The Bushnell
Friday & Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 3pm

Strauss Don Juan, Op. 20
Dorman Spices, Perfumes, Toxins!
Jazz Selections featuring HSO soloists (including Carmichael’s Stardust, Coltrane’s Naima, and Van Heusen’s But Beautiful)
Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy

Carolyn Kuan conductor
Svet Stoyanov percussion
Dmitrii Nilov percussion
Javon Jackson tenor saxophone

It’s a symphonic love extravaganza! Celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend with Carolyn Kuan and the HSO as it performs music inspired by romance. R. Strauss’ passionate Don Juan tells the tale of the great lothario Don Juan and his quest for ideal love. Dorman’s double percussion concerto Spices, Perfumes, Toxins! mixes elements of Western, Arabic and Indian music, and refers to three substances that are both appealing and dangerous. From the most romantic love story of all time, Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Overture – Fantasy introduces the dramatic and achingly beautiful tale of doomed young lovers. Plus, some of the world’s most romantic jazz ballads (including Carmichael’s Stardust, Coltrane’s Naima, and Van Heusen’s But Beautiful) are given new life with lush orchestrations for the HSO and special soloists. Feel the love!

Please join us for a pre-concert talk led by Carolyn Kuan one hour prior to curtain each day.

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Svet Stoyanov percussion

Dmitrii Nilov percussion

Javon Jackson tenor saxophone

 

The return of Casey’s Classics
Recommended recordings for your listening pleasure!

Curious about what you will be hearing on the concert program, or want to hear more? Coleman Casey, HSO’s dear friend, Director Emeritus and beloved in-house audiophile, offers the following recommendations for recordings of selections featured on our upcoming Masterworks Concert:

Strauss’s Don Juan is magnificently interpreted by the greatest Strauss conductor of the second half of the century, Herbert von Karajan, with the incomparable Berlin Philharmonic reacting like a stallion to every flick of his baton (DG).

Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet is also memorably performed by Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic; no other recording comes close to matching the romantic ardor of this one (DG).


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Masterworks #5: Symphonic Love Potions  February 10-12, 2017