Prokofiev’s riveting Third Piano Concerto performed by Anna Fedorova, one of the world’s premier young pianists, blends joyful rhythms with interludes of quiet reflection, followed by a sweeping final movement which builds to a thrilling conclusion. Music Director Candidate Michael Christie’s rich and varied program continues with Dvořák’s masterpiece New World Symphony, which is seeded with American melody and folklore, complementing and contrasting the opening Hollywood score, which demonstrates Bernstein’s equal ease with jazz rhythm and memorable, soaring melody.
“a beautiful performance, combining delicacy and passion in every phrase."
Watch a short video introducing the five Conductor Candidates
Sponsored by Ava & Sam Guerrera
Guest Conductor Michael Christie underwriten by David & Corinne Byrd
Guest Artist Anna Fedorova underwritten by Faye Smith
Discovery Open Rehearsal Series sponsored by The Stare Foundation and David Stare of Dry Creek Vineyard
Pre-concert talks sponsored by Jamei Haswell and Richard Grundy, and Ellen and Chuck Wear