Join us for an evening of music exploring and celebrating the strength and resilience of women. Tchaikovsky dedicated his heroic Fourth Symphony to his long-time patron Nadezhda von Meck – a savvy businesswoman who supported many artists of the time. Violist Mitsuru Kubo performs Jeremy Crosmer’s viola concerto Masks: A Heroine’s Tale. Crosmer wrote the five movement concerto to “draw attention to the different ways women shine in society.” The program begins with a suite of excerpts from Bizet’s Carmen, one of the most long standing and notable masterpieces portraying fearless courage and rebelliousness from one of music’s boldest heroines.
Georges Bizet, Suite from Carmen
Jeremy Crosmer, Masks: A Heroine’s Tale for solo viola and orchestra
Mitsuru Kubo, viola
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Symphony No.4, op.36 TH 27, F minor