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A String Serenade
This performance replaces Verdi’s Requiem, originally scheduled for Saturday, November 7, and Sunday, November 8.
As the first African American to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music (1996), it is fitting that George Walker’s Lyric for Strings is included on a program of works brimming with inspiration. Elgar’s Introduction and Allegro is brilliant and virtuosic, Handel’s Harp Concerto No. 6, played by principal harpist Madeline Olson, lends the harp a delicate magic, and Bach’s Air is celestial with the instantly-recognizable second movement of his Baroque masterpiece. JoAnn Falletta conducts.
This performance is part of our BPOnDemand video-streamed series. There will be no live audience at Kleinhans Music Hall for this performance. For more information on BPOnDemand, please visit our 2020-21 season FAQ page.
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Thank you to Calspan for sponsoring this concert.
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Madeline Olson, harp
WALKER Lyric for Strings
ELGAR Introduction and Allegro for String Quartet and String Orchestra, Op. 47
HANDEL Concerto in B-flat major for Harp and Orchestra, Op. 4, No. 6
BACH Suite No. 3 in D major for Orchestra, BWV 1068
Learn more about the program in Maestro Falletta’s “Musically Speaking” video!
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