Dvořák and Stravinsky

Schuster Center

8:00 pm Friday, April 30, 2021

8:00 pm Saturday, May 1, 2021

REENA ESMAIL Teen Murti
DVOŘÁK Cello Concerto
STRAVINSKY Petrushka (1946)

NEAL GITTLEMAN conductor
ADRIAN DAUROV cello
DAYTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Ethnic roots run deep in this concert…from Bohemia to Russia to far-off India. Dvořák’s Cello Concerto, with returning soloist Adrian Daurov, is intense, charged with emotion, and considered by many the greatest ever composed for the instrument.

In the ballet Petrushka, Stravinsky created an exhilarating new world of sound based on Russian folk tunes and popular songs to tell the story of a tragic love-triangle among puppets at a Shrovetide fair.

Our Woman of Note for this performance, Reena Esmail, conjures a three-statue sculpture in front of the residence of first Indian Prime Minister Nehru with a work that evokes the timelessness, energy, and virtuosity of traditional Hindustani music.


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