Sure to be one of the most widely heralded musical events of 2022/23, Proximity is a gripping, powerful trio of new works that confronts head-on some of the greatest challenges affecting us as a society: yearning for connection in a world driven by technology; the devastating impact of gun violence on cities and neighborhoods; and the need to respect and protect our natural resources.
The only thing better than a concert featuring works by Barber and Mozart is a concert featuring two works by these illustrious composers. The Philharmonic will share Barber’s Adagio for Strings—arguably his best-known work—which was originally the slow movement from his String Quartet, Op. 11. Then, because both Barber and Mozart were known for their skill at composing for voice, soprano Vanessa Becerra joins Kazem Abdullah for Mozart’s concert aria, Bella mi fiamma, and for Barber’s wistful and nostalgic Knoxville Summer of 1915,which is set to a prose poem by James Agee. The concert closes with Kazem and the orchestra performing Mozart’s beloved Symphony No. 40.
Frederick Delius: Irmelin: Prelude
Doreen Carwithen: Concerto for Piano and Strings, feat. Samantha Ege
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
Alexi Kenney - Violin
* MOZART Symphony No. 38 in D Major, "Prague"
* STRAVINSKY Violin Concerto in D Major
* DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 8 in G Major
A departure from his previous work, Dvořák's cheerful Symphony No. 8 evokes wonderment. Led by "attentive" (The Florida Times-Union) guest conductor Kazem Abdullah, this program also includes works by Mozart and Stravinsky.
RESPIGHI Botticelli Triptych
TCHAIKOVSKY Variations on a Rococo Theme
MOZART Symphony No. 41 in C Major ("Jupiter")