January 30 - January 31, 2010
We mark the 200th anniversary of Chopin’s birth in splendid fashion, showcasing the talents of both the orchestra and pianist Alexander Korsantia in performances of Polonaise Militaire and the Second Piano Concerto. The second half of the program features Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4, referred to by the composer himself as the Romantic, although more for its themes from Teutonic Romanticism, replete with allusions to the hunt and Bruckner’s brilliant use of the horns throughout the piece, than for its compositional style. Don’t miss the pre-concert lecture one hour before each performance, delivered by Bruckner scholar Benjamin Korstvedt, PhD, Jeppson Professor of Music at Clark University.