|Wolfgang Amadé Mozart:||Symphony No. 40, K. 550|
|Antonín Dvořák:||Violin Concerto|
|Bedřich Smetana:||"Sárka," No. 3 from Má vlast|
|Leoš Janáček:||Taras Bulba|
About This Performance
“[Tetzlaff] lets the music live, breathe and sing with a directness few can equal today” –The Guardian
British conductor Michael Francis makes his PSO debut with a Mozart favorite and works by three Czech composers. Mozart’s 40th is easily one of the most recognizable and popular pieces of classical music and a joy to hear live in concert. The highly sought-after soloist, Christian Tetzlaff, debuts with the PSO in Dvořák’s Violin Concerto. “Sárka” is one of six movements from Smetana’s beloved Má vlast or “My Country.” Janáček’s symphonic rhapsody orchestrates the famed story of Taras Bulba, his sons and their journeys in the Ukraine.
Explore & Engage
Concert Prelude: Assistant conductor Fawzi Haimor interviews conductor Michael Francis
Free and open to all ticket holders; on stage, one hour prior to the concert
Browse through displays about Dvořák’s life and works, as well as musical nationalism.