National Symphony Orchestra: Lorin Maazel, conductor/Han-Na Chang, cello, performs Elgar
Demonstrating "a mastery of orchestral balance" (The Washington Post), Lorin Maazel leads Han-Na Chang in Elgar's Cello Concerto in a program also featuring works by Fauré and Saint-Saëns.
- Nov. 29 - Dec. 1, 2007
- Concert Hall
- 1 Hr. 35 Min.
- $20.00 - $80.00
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A work of incredible passion and intensity, Elgar's Cello Concerto reflects the composer's feelings of disillusionment in England following the end of the First World War. It is his last major work, and one of the most popular and complex works ever written for cello and orchestra.
The performances of Elgar's Cello Concerto will feature rising star cellist Han-Ha Chang. A two-time Grammy nominee now in her mid-20s, Han-Na Chang is also famed for winning Mstislav Rostropovich's International Cello Competition at the tender age of 11.
The program will also include two gems from the French repertoire: Saint-Saëns's "Organ" Symphony – the composer's majestic, romantic, full-orchestra tribute to Franz Liszt – and an enchanting suite from Fauré's incidental music to Pelléas et Mélisande.
PRAISE FOR LORIN MAAZEL:
4-time Grammy winner
"Exacting vision… virtuosic baton technique" --The New York Times
"Mesmerizing" --The New York Post
"One of the most gifted and experienced conductors… he knows how to get an orchestra to play." --The Boston Globe
"Formidable technique… a mastery of orchestral balance" --The Washington Post
"His command is breathtaking… world-class, edge-of-the-seat ensemble playing is the result." --The New York Observer
PRAISE FOR HAN-NA CHANG:
2-time Grammy nominee
"Plays with great technical assurance and produces a beautiful tone" --The New York Times
"Truly stunning performances of passion and urgency" --Classics Today
"Phenomenally gifted… a natural performer whose musicianship is intense, profound, and astonishingly mature" --Strad Magazine
"An extraordinary sense of fearless adventure" --The Times of London