Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Dallas Chamber Symphony Season Finale 4/18/17

The Dallas Chamber Symphony will end its fifth season with a concert featuring a mix of pieces for medium and large chamber symphonies. The orchestra also will welcome to the stage soloist Kenny Broberg, who won the Dallas International Piano Competition 2016. Broberg will be performing Serge Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.

The program begins with Ginastera’s virtuosic Variaciones Concertantes. A seminal work of the composer’s “subjective nationalistic” period, the music exhibits idealized folkloric and traditional materials sublimated in a personal way. Fiery and virtuosic, the piece is known for its numerous solos, which provide DCS principal musicians opportunities to shine.

The orchestra will follow Ginastera’s set of variations with one by Franz Listz, Totentanz, which paraphrases the Dies Irae plainsong in a set of variations for piano. The orchestra also will invite Minnesota-born pianist Kenny Broberg to perform; Broberg, the winner of DCS’ Dallas International Piano Competition 2016, has won other major prizes at several international piano competitions, including the Sydney International, New Orleans International, Seattle Symphony International and Wideman International.

Following intermission, the orchestra will perform Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 in C Minor. An expansive and dramatic romantic work, the symphony will be performed by chamber orchestra just as it was for many of its early performances. Incidentally, the symphony also employs a fate motif, making it a fitting conclusion to the evening’s thematic program.

Tickets and Event Listing

The performance will be held on Tuesday, April 18, at Dallas City Performance Hall at 8 p.m. Individual tickets are available for $19-$49 each, $15 for students, and seniors save up to 25 percent. Discounted subscription packages are available online or by phone at (214) 449-1294. Walk-ups are welcome.

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