April 10, 12, 13, 2014
Hans Graf, conductor
Johannes Moser, cello
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
Tchaikovsky: Pezzo capriccioso for Cello and Orchestra
Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations for Cello and Orchestra
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 3
Conductor Laureate Hans Graf leads the Symphony in a powerful all-Russian program. First, hear the ripening love and impending tragedy in Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet. Then, hear rising-star cellist Johannes Moser perform Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations, a piece that earned him a special prize in addition to the top prize in the 2002 Tchaikovsky Competition. Finally, thrill to the frenzied passages and crazed sliding melodies of Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 3.