Mussorgsky, Night on Bald Mountain Saint-Saëns, Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33 (featuring David Requiro) Ravel, Pavane for a Dead Princess Gershwin, An American in Paris
Join us at our season-opener for a classical roller coaster ride: from "Night on Bald Mountain," the devilish tone-poem that played an iconic role in Disney's innovative film "Fantasia," to Saint-Saëns searing Cello Concerto no. 1. In the concert's second half, Ravel's "Pavane for a Dead Princess" returns us to serenity in time to enjoy the innocent good fun of Gershwin's "An American in Paris"one of the few works in the repertoire to use taxi horns as a musical instrument.
Mr. Requiro has soloed with the Tokyo Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, and with numerous orchestras across North America. His Carnegie Hall debut recital at Weill Hall was followed by a critically acclaimed San Francisco Performances recital at the Herbst Theatre. Soon after making his Kennedy Center debut, Mr. Requiro also completed the cycle of Beethoven's Sonatas for Piano and Cello at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. Actively involved in contemporary music, he has collaborated with composers Krzysztof Penderecki and Bright Sheng and most recently gave the Dutch premiere of Pierre Jalbert's Sonata for cello and piano at the 2010 Amsterdam Cello Biennale.
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