Classics 2

  • November 18, 2016
Contact: (302) 652-5577
Admission: $14.00 - $75.00. Students 21 and under with ID, $10.00

WAGNER: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde, KORNGOLD: Violin Concerto, BERNSTEIN: West Side Story: Symphonic Dances, RAVEL: Bolero, David Amado: conducting, and Jinjoo Choo: violin.

The 2014 winner of the quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, Jinjoo Cho, will perform the Violin Concerto by Erich Korngold, who is equally known for his film scores, including the classic “Robin Hood” with Errol Flynn. Korngold shows us just why his music was such a hit with studio big shots of the Golden Age of Hollywood. Technicolor orchestration and larger-than-life dramatic flair is brought home by our brilliant soloist. The concert opens with Wagner’s Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde, the literal alpha and omega of this opera. From the opening music, with its famously unresolved ‘Tristan chord’, the piece fast-forwards from the beginning of the mammoth opera to the glorious conclusion where love is finally achieved—but only in death. Carrying forward the dual themes of love and cinema, the second half includes the equally riotous and moving Symphonic Dances from West Side Story by Bernstein, and Ravel’s Bolero

Classics 2
Classics 2
  • Wilmington, DE 19801
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WAGNER: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde, KORNGOLD: Violin Concerto, BERNSTEIN: West Side Story: Symphonic Dances, RAVEL: Bolero, David Amado: conducting, and Jinjoo Choo: violin.

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