A Festive Homecoming
Johannes Brahms: Academic Festival Overture
Max Bruch: Violin Concerto in G Minor
Igor Pikayzen, violin
Claude Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Manuel de Falla: Ballet music for The Three-Cornered Hat
Brahms’s raucous medley of old German university songs gets our Autumn season off to a joyful start, on a concert which will culminate in Manuel de Falla’s immortally festive evocation of the colors of Spain. In between, as we should, we start off the year with a welcome back to an old friend, the brilliant young violinist Igor Pikayzen, in Max Bruch’s stunningly romantic concerto; and last but not least, Debussy’s Afternoon of a Faun, a French Impressionist painting come to life.
SPONSORED BY: Mercer Advisors as well as Jeff & Patti Lokken