“Beethoven Piano Concerto”
Wednesday, July 30th, 7:30pm – Breck Riverwalk Center
The National Repertory Orchestra is proud to bring you our fourth and final guest conductor of the season, Jeffrey Kahane. Mr. Kahane will not only conduct two great pieces (“Piano Concerto No. 4” by Beethoven and “Symphony No. 1” by Mahler), but he will also perform the piano solo during the first half of the concert.
Equally at home at the keyboard or on the podium, he has established an international reputation as a truly versatile artist, recognized by audiences around the world for his mastery of a diverse repertoire. Currently in his 17th season as Music Director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Mr. Kahane concluded his tenure as Music Director of the Colorado Symphony in 2010.
“Pictures at an Exhibition” – Season Finale!
Friday, August 1st, 7:30pm – Breck Riverwalk Center
For this final performance of the season, The National Repertory Orchestra ignites the stage with two epic arrangements. First, “Don Quixote, Opus 35 – Fantastic Variations on a Theme of Knightly Character” by Richard Strauss is presented in three parts: an introduction, the theme and variations, and the finale. The character of Don Quixote is principally the cello, played by Sean Hawthorne, and Sancho Panza is presented as the viola later in the piece, soloed by Nicole Christian.
The evening will conclude with a dramatic and powerful ten part performance of “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Modest Mussorgsky.