Western Piedmont Symphony: Fun and Romance

cl-141012-kontras-250From the orchestra’s 2013-2014 Masterworks III concert there’s a program of “Fun and Romance.” The fun comes from a lively overture by Dvorak. Then the romance is provided by back-to-back helpings of a beloved Rachmaninoff piano concerto, and the “Romantic” Symphony by an influential American composer and pedagogue.

 

 

 

Listen to the entire program





Billboard and introduction to Antonin Dvorak’s Carnival Overture – Lauren Rico





ANTONIN DVORAK: Carnival Overture

Western Piedmont Symphony       

John Gordon Ross, conductor





Introduction to Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 – Lauren Rico





SERGEI RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 2

Western Piedmont Symphony

John Gordon Ross, conductor

Gregory Knight, piano





Introduction to Howard Hanson Symphony No. 2 in D-flat – Lauren Rico





HOWARD HANSON: Symphony No. 2 in D-flat

Western Piedmont Symphony

John Gordon Ross, conductor





Break and introduction to String Quartet No. 5 by Heitor Villa-Lobos – Lauren Rico and Mike McKay





HEITOR VILLA-LOBOS: String Quartet No. 5

Kontras Quartet





Introduction to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Andante Cantabile – Lauren Rico





TCHAIKOVSKY: Andante Cantabile

Kontros Quartet





Introduction to Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 - Lauren Rico





BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 8

Western Piedmont Symphony

John Gordon Ross, conductor





End of the show – Lauren Rico and Mike McKay