National Symphony Orchestra: Matthias Pintscher, conductor: Karen Gomyo, violin, plays Pintscher's Mar'eh / Works by Fauré & Ravel
Matthias Pintscher conducts the U.S. premiere of his violin concerto with "first-rate" (Chicago Tribune) violinist Karen Gomyo, Fauré's Pelléas et Mélisande Suite, and Ravel's Daphnis et Chloé.
- Thursday, February 19, 2015 - Saturday, February 21, 2015
- Concert Hall
- Approx. 2 hours
- $10.00 - $85.00
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Alice Weinreb, NSO flute, on the program:
"I love playing Ravel's Daphnis and Chloé. It has challenging flute parts for all four players in our section: two flutes, piccolo, and alto flute, including the most famous orchestral flute solo in the literature. The piece is colorful and inspiring and makes the whole orchestra sound lush and exciting. Fauré's Pelléas et Mélisande Suite is also a favorite of mine; it's the essence of French elegance. I'm also intrigued to have Matthias Pintscher, a wonderful composer, conducting both of these great French works, as well as a new violin concerto of his own. It's always great to have a direct line from composer to the orchestra."
Adriana Horne, NSO principal harp, on the program:
"Getting to play Fauré and Ravel is always such a treat as a harpist! In particular, Ravel's Daphnis et Chloé is so beautiful and one of my favorite pieces to play. I'm also excited for the U.S. premiere of Matthias Pintscher's violin concerto Mar'eh."
Performance Timing: Part One - 42 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Part Two - 55 min.
AfterWords: Thu., Feb. 19 performance followed by a free discussion with the artists and NSO Director of Artistic Planning Nigel Boon.
Program and Notes
Washington Master Chorale
- Thomas Colohan, Artistic Director
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