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Aegis Sciences Classical Series
Aegis Sciences Classical Series

The Red Violin

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Thursday March 14, 2013. 7:00 p.m.
Schermerhorn Symphony Center
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Friday March 15, 2013. 8:00 p.m.
Schermerhorn Symphony Center
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Saturday March 16, 2013. 8:00 p.m.
Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Nashville Symphony
Leonard Slatkin, guest conductor
Elina Vähälä, violin
Chabrier - España
Corigliano - Concerto for Violin and Orchestra “Red Violin”
Elgar - Enigma Variations

In his Red Violin Concerto, composer John Corigliano adapted his music for the hit film into a concert piece that captures all the passion and drama of his original score. With moments of unabashed romanticism and sparkling energy, along with plenty of virtuoso fireworks, the concerto is a signature piece for Finnish violinist Elina Vähälä. Elgar’s Enigma Variations paints evocative portraits of the composer’s closest circle of friends, but with a tantalizing mystery at the heart of the music. And Chabrier’s España is a Frenchman’s take on the vivacious sounds of his neighboring Spain, with music that builds to a feverish pitch of excitement.


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