Sunday March 1, 2020 • 3:00 PM
William Grant Still Festive Overture
W. A. Mozart Sinfonia Concertante
Simon Gollo, Violin
Randolph Kelly, Viola
Nicolai Rimski-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol
Ottorino Respighi Roman Festivals
The March Symphony Concert to feature orchestral highlights, a diverse and lavish program ranging from Mozart to William Grant Still, a prominent 20th century African-American composer and two traditional audience favorites.
Violinist Simon Gollo and violist Randolph Kelly will be the guest artists in Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, considered Mozart’s most successful crossover work between a symphony and a concerto. Gallo is a rising violinist who just recorded his first solo CD, and Kelly is a world renowned violist and principal for the Pittsburgh Symphony.
The orchestra will play Festive Overture, by William Grant Still, an African-American composer and conductor with Ohio connections, often referred to as the “Dean of African-American composers. The orchestra is expanding the spectrum of great composers we have not played before or have overlooked,.
Also on the concert are Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol and Ottorino Respighi’s Roman Festivals.
Capriccio Espagnol is popular in the symphonic world everywhere and will add a hint of Spanish music to the concert. Roman Festivals is the last of Respighi’s Roman trilogy and is a massive, demanding work musically depicting celebrations and events in Rome through the ages.”
This will be a concert of exciting orchestra highlights and variety the audience will enjoy.