Brilliant Ukrainian-born violinist Vadim Gluzman headlines 8 PM concert in Schuster Center that features Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto and guest conductor Lawrence Leighton Smith
On Friday, November 21 and Saturday, November 22 at 8 pm in the Schuster Center, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will present Grand Summit, a monumental musical program featuring the works of three of classical music’s masters whose music exemplifies American, Russian, and Germanic styles. Guest conductor Lawrence Leighton Smith will open the program with William Schuman’s New England Triptych, a reflection on the historic roots of our nation in which the colors of Old Glory unfurl musically. Brilliant and much-heralded Israeli violinist Vadim Gluzman makes his DPO debut, bringing new piquancy and insight to Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece, the Violin Concerto in D major. Following intermission, Guest Conductor Lawrence Leighton Smith leads the DPO in “one of the happiest and most genial of all” Robert Schumann’s symphonies, Symphony No. 1, Spring.
Friday evening is the Olive W. Kettering Memorial Concert. Vadim Gluzman is the Erma R. and Hampden W. Catterton Endowed Guest Artist.
“Tchaikovsky created a perfect vehicle for a violin and a violinist to exhibit everything from the most intimate lyrical moments to the most incredible pyrotechnical episodes one expects from a Paganini Concerto,” guest violinist Vadim Gluzman remarks. “The depth and wealth of melodious material is enormous, and one can not over estimate the emotional impact of this concerto.”
On both concert evenings at 7 pm in the Mead Theatre, Guest Conductor Lawrence Leighton Smith will conduct a Take Note pre-concert discussion. Take Note is sponsored by the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Volunteer Association.
Tickets $12 – $62.
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