The Keys to Romance
The Keys to Romance
Friday, February 16, 2018 - Sunday, February 18, 2018
Belding Theater at The Bushnell
Friday & Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 3pm
Mascagni “Intermezzo” from Cavalleria rusticana
Haydn Symphony No. 104 in D Major, “London”
Anderson & Roe Fantasy on Bizet’s Carmen for Two Pianos and Orchestra
Poulenc “Allegro ma non troppo” from Concerto for Two Pianos in D minor
Anderson & Roe duets to be announced
Carolyn Kuan conductor
Anderson & Roe Piano Duo piano
It’s a night of epic love for our annual Valentine’s weekend program, featuring the dynamic Anderson & Roe Piano Duo! Mascagni’s one-act opera Cavalleria rusticana tells the doomed tale of a love affair that ends with a duel to the death. Its lush, dramatic “Intermezzo” is considered one of the single most attractive tunes in operatic history. Haydn’s invigorating Symphony No. 104 in D Major, “London,” was written in tribute to the city he had come to adore (and that adored him right back!). Anderson & Roe’s Fantasy on Bizet’s Carmen for Two Pianos and Orchestra pays tribute to Bizet’s beloved opera, the tragic love story of soldier Don Jose and the fiery gypsy Carmen. Poulenc’s “Allegro ma non troppo” from Concerto for Two Pianos in D minor is effervescent and sentimental. Plus, Anderson & Roe will delight with lush piano duos! The Alexander Campbell McNally and Tina Mahar McNally Memorial Concert.
Please join us for a pre-concert talk led by Carolyn Kuan one hour prior to to the concert.
The Alexander Campbell McNally and Tina Mahar McNally Memorial Concert
The return of Casey’s Classics
Recommended recordings for your listening pleasure!
Mascagni’s melodramatic but beautiful Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana is given a stunning performance on a recording containing many other similarly fetching overtures and the like from Herbert von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic (DG), the perfect recording to enjoy in your armchair with a glass of red Italian wine!
A totally memorable recording of Haydn’s Symphony No. 104, the “London” Symphony, comes from the perhaps unlikely source of the late Sir Charles Groves and the English Sinfonia (REGIS), where power, delicacy, humor, wit and beauty go hand-in-hand.
The joyful exuberance of Poulenc’s witty and tuneful Concerto for Two Pianos is perfectly captured by pianists Pascal Roge and Silvia Deferne with Charles Dutoit and the Philharmonia Orchestra (DECCA).