Sunday, March 2 2014
DVORAK: Carnival Overture
KREISLER: Praeludium and Allegro – Junior 1st Prize Winner
TBD: Violin Concerto – Senior 1st Prize Winner
RAVEL: Tzigane – Arabella Steinbacher, violin
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5 in e minor
The Menuhin Competition Austin 2014 closes with a spectacular gala concert featuring The Cleveland Orchestra conducted by Giancarlo Guerrero. Last appearing in Austin in 1976, the Cleveland Orchestra has become one of the most sought-after performing ensembles in the world and is considered one of the most important orchestras in the United States. Rising and established stars share the stage this evening: both first prize winners of the Menuhin Competition 2014 and German violinist and jury member Arabella Steinbacher, who has firmly established herself as one of today’s leading violinists on the international concert scene.
After Dvorak’s Carnival Overture, a work that embodies the festival spirit suggested by its title, the evening features three captivating works for violin and for orchestra. Ending with Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony, an audience favourite for its soaring, memorable melodies and deeply passionate, emotional richness, this gala concert is a firework of musical emotions most suited to celebrate the finale of the first Menuhin Competition held in the US.
All ticketing proceeds and donations for this event are dedicated to COMP (Children’s Opportunities for Music Participation).
This concert is sponsored by Vista Equity Partners