Kyle Price, former Principal Cello of the LSO, is now director of the Caroga Lake Music Festival in New York, and cellist of the Cavani String Quartet; Cole Randolph, also a graduate of the School of Music at UW-Madison, is currently playing in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in their recently-established fellowship program for young African-American classical musicians. Performing Tchaikovsky’s sweeping string sextet, his personal souvenir of his days in his favorite city, as a symphony for string orchestra is a venerable tradition that goes back to the composer’s own lifetime, most famously by the New York Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall in 1893. Three of the most memorable hits of recent Italian film music of recent years round out this exciting, richly melodic program.
Enrico Morricone: Theme from Cinema Paradiso
“Gabriel’s Oboe”, from The Mission
Nino Rota: Theme from The Godfather
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Two Cellos in G Minor
Guest Artists: Cole Randolph and Kyle Price, cellos
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence, version for string orchestra
SPONSORED BY ORAL SURGERY CLINIC OF LA CROSSE, David and Patty Ludington