USC Symphony + Western Piedmont Symphony

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Conductor Donald Portnoy and the USC Symphony Orchestra began the 2014-2015 concert season by welcoming star cellist Zuill Bailey. He plays a work by Prokofiev that first appeared as a concerto in a disappointing debut, but which the composer was later inspired to revise and dedicate to Mstislav Rostropovich. Then soloist Bailley treats the audience to as Bach encore. The concert begins with Tchaikovsky’s symphony inspired by Ukrainian themes. Then it’s off to Western North Carolina for another 2014 season-opener, where a world premiere began the program, which also included a performance of the first symphony by the 20th-century American Neo-Romantic Samuel Barber.

Listen to program:

TCHAIKOVSKY:Symphony No. 2 in c-minor
USC Symphony Orchestra
Donald Portnoy, conductor

PROKOFIEV: Sinfonia Concertante in e-minor
USC Symphony Orchestra
Donald Portnoy, conductor 

BACH: Cello Suite No. 1 in G
USC Symphony Orchestra
Donald Portnoy, conductor 

BENTON: Terminal Star
Western Piedmont Symphony
John Gordon Ross, conductor

BARBER: Symphony No. 1 in One Movement
Western Piedmont Symphony
John Gordon Ross, conductor

DEBUSSY: Finale, Petite Suite
Western Piedmont Symphony
John Gordon Ross, conductor