This program is bookended by Romantic masterpieces from Rimsky-Korsakov and Dvořák and, between the two, celebrates the great American composer, George Walker. Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol, with virtuoso cadenzas for solo instruments and sparklingly brilliant Spanish themes, was described by Tchaikovsky as “a colossal masterpiece of instrumentation.” In honor of George Walker’s centennial celebration, Sinfonia da Camera will then be joined by pianist Rochelle Sennet for a performance of Walker’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra. Having recorded 6 Volumes of his music, including this work with Ms. Sennet and Sinfonia Varsovia, Maestro Hobson wishes to share with you his great personal and musical connection to George Walker. The evening concludes with Dvorák’s acclaimed Symphony No. 7. Although the New World Symphony (Symphony No. 9) has greater popularity, many critics and historians contend that Symphony No. 7 is his best. Join Sinfonia da Camera for an evening of Romantic—and American—masterpieces!
Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34
Walker: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
Dvořák: Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70, B. 141