Magnificent Music Series (2013-14 Season)

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Pinchas Zukerman, conductor and violin
Amanda Forsyth, cello

  • January 12, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Concert Hall

Bach: Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041
Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4
Brahms: Double Concerto in A minor, Op. 102

One of the most illustrious orchestras in the world returns to our stage with renowned violinist Pinchas Zukerman for an evening of unequalled classical music. Known as Britain's national orchestra, this ensemble was founded in 1946 by Sir Thomas Beecham, who envisioned an elite ensemble of the country's finest musicians. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra flourished, first under Beecham's direction, and then under a distinguished list of conductors including André Previn, Daniele Gatti, and Charles Dutoit. For this concert, guest conductor and violin virtuoso Pinchas Zukerman leads the orchestra to perform Bach's Violin Concerto in A minor and Schoenberg's Romantic masterpiece, Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) inspired by a poem with the same name and the music of the late German Romantics. Then, celebrated cellist Amanda Forsyth joins Zukerman for Brahms' Double Concerto in A minor, a remarkable work requiring two equally brilliant soloists. "Incisive, insightful, and extremely beautiful." (The Guardian)

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$75, $67, $37.5

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Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel

Boguslaw Dawidow, conductor
Avshalom Sarid, viola

  • February 1, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 in E minor From the New World, Op. 95
Bracha: Melodies for Mount Carmel

This popular orchestra, a focal point of musical life in Northern Israel, makes its Center for the Arts debut as part of its first tour of the United States. Since its founding in 1950, the Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel has built an impressive and loyal following, and is renowned throughout its homeland for its support of Israeli composers, soloists, and conductors. Under the baton of Boguslaw Dawidow, the orchestra brings a spectacular evening of music that includes the comfortingly familiar melodies of Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G minor, as well as Israeli composer Uri Bracha’s Melodies for Mount Carmel, with virtuoso violist Avshalom Sarid. The orchestra concludes this stellar performance with the warm sounds of Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 in E minor From the New World.

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$60, $52, $30

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The King's Singers: The Great American Songbook

  • February 9, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Concert Hall

This British a cappella sextet returns to our stage with The Great American Songbook in which they perform treasured songs by Gershwin, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Etta James, and others. The King's Singers are revered for their crystal-clear sound, impeccable pitch, delightful British wit, and mastery of an expansive repertoire spanning centuries of great music. They have captivated audiences the world over with their stunning interpretations of vocal music covering everything from Bach to Bublé, and have performed to sold-out crowds at nearly every prestigious concert hall, picking up a Grammy Award and a number of other accolades along the way. This is sure to be a truly memorable concert of beloved popular music sung by true entertainers.

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$48, $40, $24

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