Classics I Fanfare for the 50th
September 24 - September 25, 2011
A Tribute to Cape Cod and the Symphony Orchestra
Jung-Ho Pak, Conductor - Jon Nakamatsu, Piano
A season of celebration kicks off with a sensational retrospective, the world premiere of Cape Cod Impressions and charismatic performance by pianist Jon Nakamatsu.
ARNOLD – COHEN & NARDO – VERDI – BEETHOVEN - WILLIAMS
The CCSO kicks off its 50th season with a sensational retrospect, a surprise guest and an orchestral fireworks display set ablaze by Arnold’s exuberant Anniversary Overture. A commissioned gift to the community, Cape Cod Impressions, composed by Alex Temple, musically depicts the Cape’s seaside towns. Verdi’s Overture to Nabucco adds drama, juxtaposing gentle variations of oboe and clarinet with the driving intensity of strings and stately brass. Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Jon Nakamatsu’s charismatic performing style accentuates the muscular style of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3. John Williams’ Happy Birthday Variations creates a Hollywood ending with a set of dazzling orchestral variations.
Malcolm Arnold - Anniversary Overture
Cohen & Nardo - Cape Cod Impressions
Giuseppe Verdi - Overture to Nabucco
Ludwig van Beethoven - Concerto No. 3 in C minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 37
Arr. John Williams - Happy Birthday Variations
Jon Nakamatsu, Piano
Since his dramatic 1997 Van Cliburn Gold Medal triumph, Jon Nakamatsu’s brilliant musicianship and eclectic repertoire have made him a clear favorite throughout the world both on the concert circuit and in the recording studio. His extensive recital tours have featured debuts at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, along with prestigious venues in Paris, London and Milan. His Gershwin recording with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra made it to the top five of the Classical Billboard Charts.