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Notes From Hollywood
Nichols Concert Hall
Evanston, IL
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Leonard Slatkin serves as narrator, conductor, and pianist in a tribute to Hollywood movie music of the 1940s and '50s as well as to his parents, violinist Felix Slatkin and cellist Eleanor Aller, leading film and recording musicians of the era and founders of the Hollywood String Quartet. Slatkin leads an ensemble comprising members of Dempster St. Pro Musica (most also members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra) and the Chamber Music Society of St. Louis, who perform chamber music by Miklos Rozsa, Erich Korngold, Nino Rota, Enrico Morricone, Franz Waxman, Aaron Copland, and Leonard Bernstein. To acknowledge the close friendship between the Slatkins and Frank Sinatra, vocalist Tom Heitman performs selections from Sinatra's
groundbreaking album Close to You, accompanied by string players using the original Hollywood Quartet orchestrations.

Program:

Air and Simple Gifts (John Williams)
Yuan-Qing Yu,violin | Steven Cohen, clarinet
Alvin McCall, cello | Leonard Slatkin, piano

North Hungarian Peasant Songs & Dances Op. 5 (Miklos Rozsa)
Xiaoxiao Qiang,violin | Patti Wolf, piano

"Figaro" paraphrase on Rossini's "Largo al factotum" (Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco)
Xiaoxiao Qiang, violin | Patti Wolf, piano

Romance Impromptu (Erich Korngold)
Alvin McCall, cello | Leonard Slatkin, piano

Quintet for Flute, Oboe, Viola, Cello & Harp (Nino Rota)
Jennifer Gunn, flute | Marc Gordon, oboe
Susan Gordon, viola | Alvin McCall, cello
Alison Attar, harp

Auld Lang Syne Variations (Franz Waxman)
Yuan-Qing Yu, violin | Susan Gordon, viola
Alvin McCall, cello | Patti Wolf, piano

INTERMISSION

Theme from Schindler's List (John Williams)
Yuan Qing Yu, violin | Leonard Slatkin, piano

Four Piano Blues (Aaron Copland)
Patti Wolf, piano

La Cheminée du Roi René (Darius Milhaud)
Jennifer Gunn, flute | Michael Henoch, oboe
Steven Cohen, clarinet | Robert Curl, bassoon | Daniel
Gingrich, horn

"Gabriel's Oboe" (Ennio Morricone)
Michael Henoch, oboe | Yuan-Qing Yu, violin
Xiaoxiao Qiang, violin | Susan Gordon, viola
Alvin McCall, cello | Robert Kassinger, bass

Trio for Violin, Cello & Piano (Leonard Bernstein)
Yuan-Qing Yu, violin | Alvin McCall, cello | Patti Wolf, piano

Sinatra/Hollywood String Quartet Tribute from the recording "Close to You and More"
Close to You
I've Had My Moments
Don't Like Goodbyes
If It's The Last Thing I Do
Tom Heitman, vocalist | Leonard Slatkin, conductor
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Location

Nichols Concert Hall (View)
1490 Chicago Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
United States


Categories

Music > Classical

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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