Gianandrea Noseda, conductor
Akiko Suwanai, violin
Barber: First Essay (Thu. & Sat. only)
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky/Stravinsky: "Bluebird" Pas de deux & Variation d'Aurore from The Sleeping Beauty (Thu. & Sat. only)
Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements (Thu. & Sat. only)
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9, “From the New World” (Fri. only)
The youngest-ever winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition, Akiko Suwanai joins Noseda for Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, a work that radiates Russian spirit. Thursday and Saturday’s program concludes with Stravinsky’s Symphony in Three Movements and Friday’s performance concludes with Dvořák’s “New World Symphony,” two pieces that evoke the Russian and Czech composers’ enthusiastic immersion into American culture.
Preceding each Coffee Concert, à la carte breakfast items will be available for purchase in the KC Café from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. The menu will consist of:
- Assorted muffins, scones, and croissants
- Bagels, cream cheese, butter, and jam
- Freshly cut fruit
- Coffee, tea, and juice
Beginning at 7 p.m. before the Feb. 29 performance
Before your concert, join us in the Justice Forum at the REACH for fascinating stories behind the music led by WETA’s John Banther! Each ForeWords lasts 30 minutes and is free and open to the public. Look for even more of these offerings throughout the season.