VIRTUAL TICKET: $10
“Bach” to the Concert Hall! A Virtual Season Opening
Yaniv Dinur: Conductor and Piano
Jesse Holstein: Violin
George Walker: Lyric for Strings
Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto No. 1 in D Minor for piano and strings
Ástor Piazzolla: “Winter” and “Spring” from The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
Rodion Shchedrin: Excerpts from Carmen Suite
After a long break, the New Bedford Symphony is excited to come back and play together!
Featuring the string and percussion musicians of the orchestra, the program opens with a reflective piece by George Walker, the first African American composer to win the Pulitzer Prize. The piece was originally called “Lament” and was dedicated to the composer’s grandmother who had been a slave.
Music Director Yaniv Dinur takes both roles as pianist and conductor in Bach’s First Keyboard Concerto. Bach’s exhilarating piece draws inspiration from Vivaldi’s concertos and at the same time looks into the future, expanding the part of the piano solo.
NBSO’s concertmaster Jesse Holstein performs Winter and Spring from Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. The great Argentine composer’s take on Vivaldi’s Four Seasons is full of intoxicating melodies and tango rhythms combined with quotations from the original Four Seasons.
Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite is a reimagining of some of the most popular and beautiful arias from Bizet’s opera Carmen. Written for the unusual combination of strings and percussion, Shchedrin gives Carmen a fresh look full of colors and wit.
This concert will be pre-recorded at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center and presented through a password-protected web page. All ticketed patrons will receive an email on the day of the concert containing your private link for access. The link will be active for 30 days. A digital program book will be available to view before the concert airs.
CONCERT SPONSOR: ROBERT B. FEINGOLD & ASSOCIATES, P.C.
A Resident Company.