Charlotte Symphony Orchestra: Classics Series Season Opening

Christopher Warren-Green, conductorThe Queen City’s professional orchestra opened its 2013-2014 Classics Series with a concert that paid tribute to centennial composer Benjamin Britten with one of his most famous works. It also welcomed a young Czech pianist who earned special mention at the 13th Van Cliburn International piano competition for music by Liszt. The second half of the concert program was devoted to Holst’s enduringly popular evocation of the astrological properties of the solar system.

 

 

Listen to the entire program: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra: 2013-2014 Classics Series Season Opening Concert





Billboard, commentary on Benjamin Britten by Christopher Warren-Green, and introduction to Britten's Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra - Lauren Rico



BENJAMIN BRITTEN - Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
Charlotte Symphony Orchestra
Christopher Warren-Green, conductor



Commentary by Christopher Warren-Green and introduction to Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 2 in A - Lauren Rico



FRANZ LISZT - Piano Concerto No. 2 in A
Charlotte Symphony Orchestra
Christopher Warren-Green, conductor
Lukas Vondracek, pianist



Break, conductor Christopher Warren-Green's commentary on Gustav Holst, and introduction to Holst's The Planets - Lauren Rico and Mike McKay



GUSTAV HOLST - The Planets
Charlotte Symphony Orchestra
Christopher Warren-Green, conductor
Women’s Chorus of the Oratorio Singers of Charlotte
Scott Allen Jarrett, choral ensemble director



Introduction to Rossini's Overture to the Barber of Seville - Lauren Rico



GIOACHINO ROSSINI - Overture to the Barber of Seville
Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor



End of the show - Lauren Rico and Mike McKay