National Symphony Orchestra: Prelude Festival Concerts
Thursday, September 08, 2005 - Friday, September 09, 2005

Guest conductor Peter Oundjian leads Beethoven's "Eroica" Symphony, Rimsky-Korsakov's Capriccio espagnol, and Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme.

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From the Washington Post (Sep. 9):

"THE SEASON HAS ALREADY BEGUN -- TRIUMPHANTLY!"
Peter Oundjian conducts with "vigor throughout, and color, and elan."
Alisa Weilerstein is "a genuine prodigy... a rare mixture of elegance and wit."


Read the full Washington Post review.

Spend the evening with the NSO as they perform a diverse collection of works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, and Beethoven. The New York Times calls Peter Oundjian, who recently became Music Director of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, "a musically gifted conductor." Young American cellist Alisa Weilerstein, a rising star in the classical music world, has won unanimous praise for her natural virtuosity and impassioned musicianship.

Program and Notes

Artists

  • Peter Oundjian
  • Alisa Weilerstein - Cello

Watch and Listen



Understanding the Music: Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55, "Eroica". Compositional form



Understanding the Music: Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55, "Eroica". Napoleon's influence

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