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In February, the KSO will welcome young pianist Lise de la Salle for Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1. The Orchestra will be conducted in an eclectic program by Maestro Mei-Ann Chen, Music Director of the Memphis Symphony. This program includes music by Russian composer Mikhail Glinka, African-American composer Florence Price, and Ludwig von Beethoven in his First Piano Concerto. It concludes with Russian composer Igor Stravinski's well-known ballet suite, the Firebird Suite.
Glinka: Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1
Price: Dances in the Canebrakes
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite
The first new Windborne Music show premiering in 2015 is The Music of Journey. It's a full night of Journey's greatest hits and maybe one or two that are just for the die-hard fans of one of the greatest rock bands of all time. A band that came together in San Francisco in 1973, Journey rocketed to the top of the charts and stayed there for nearly a decade. With eight multi-platinum albums, two gold, one diamond, and 18 top 40 singles. They are one of the top-selling rock groups, worldwide, of all time.
Singer Brody Dolyniuk and Windborne Music's exceptional musicians combine with a full orchestra to present some of rock's most iconic music with the Music of Journey performed as you've never heard it before. And don't forget, Windborne's shows are presented with full rock lighting! It's a night of music you won't want to miss.
Talented KSO Concertmaster Gabriel Lefkowitz returns to the Tennessee Theatre stage to bring life to Brahms' Concerto for Violin & Orchestra in D Major for the March Masterworks concerts, conducted by KSO Music Director Aram Demirjian.
Dvorak: Scherzo capriccioso
Sibelius: Spring Song
Grainger: Irish Tune from County Derry (“Danny Boy”)
Maxwell-Davies: Orkney Wedding with Sunrise
Brahms: Violin Concerto