8 PM concerts in Schuster Center will dedicate performance of Cordero Violin concerto as memorial to late composer/Dayton resident Roque Cordero
On Friday, January 16 and Saturday, January 17 at 8 pm in the Schuster Center, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will present Color and Contrast, a musical program featuring the works of Hector Berlioz, Jean Sibelius, Pablo de Sarasate, and Panamanian-born Dayton resident Roque Cordero. With the Roman Carnival Overture, Berlioz brings us sparkling orchestral color and rhythm; Cordero, a contrasting, deeply expressionist Concerto for Violin And Orchestra drawn from his Latin background; Sibelius, a symphonic fantasia (Symphony No. 7) of rarified unity; Sarasate, a smoky, passionate homage to Bizet’s Carmen. In a reprise of a scheduled 2007-2008 Season concert canceled by a blizzard, Soloist Rachel Barton Pine takes on Cordero and Sarasate with equal aplomb.
Originally scheduled to attend, composer Roque Cordero passed away on December 27, 2008, following a brief illness. The DPO will dedicate performance of the Cordero Violin Concerto as a memorial to the late composer.
Rachel Barton Pine is the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Endowed Young Classical Artist.
On both concert evenings at 7 pm in the Mead Theatre, DPO Music Director Neal Gittleman will conduct a Take Note discussion.
On both concert evenings from 7 pm to 7:45 pm in the Wintergarden as part of the Stars of Tomorrow program, the Blackbird String Quartet will perform.
Tickets $12 – $62.
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