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Tall Tales

Jul 20, 2019 7:30 PM 9:30 PM

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Erich Korngold is best known for his early Hollywood film scores, such as Captain Blood and The Adventures of Robin Hood. Determined to prove his worth to the classical world, he composed his violin concerto using thematic material found in his film scores; it was premiered in 1947 by Jascha Heifetz with the St. Louis Symphony and received the most enthusiastic ovation in St. Louis’s concert history.

Also included is the Hungarian folk opera, the Háry János Suite. Háry János was a daydreaming veteran of the Napoleonic wars whose lively fantasies are shared through composer Kodály’s world of sound. And look out for a rare instrument, the Cimbalom, which is similar to the hammered dulcimer!

This concert is performed in memory of Patti Casey and benefits Building Hope Summit County. 

ON THE PROGRAM

Aaron Copland: El Salon Mexico

Erich Korngold: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35
      Mina Hong, violin

~ INTERMISSION ~

Competition Winner 1 (TBD)

Zoltán Kodály: Háry János Suite


Music Director and Conductor Carl Topilow, currently in his forty-first year with the National Repertory Orchestra, has led the orchestra to the forefront of summer music festivals.  He has assisted in the training of talented young musicians and conductors for positions in orchestras in the United States and abroad.  His manner of presenting the music through musical illustrations and guides has enhanced the concert experience for the NRO’s appreciative audiences. 

Originally from Los Angeles, California, Mina Hong recently completed her Master of Music at the University of Michigan under the tutelage of David Halen. She holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Southern California, where she studied with Margaret Batjer. Mina made her solo debut with the National Repertory Orchestra in 2018, where she served as concertmaster. This is her second summer with the NRO.

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