April 7, 2018
Gershwin: Cuban Overture
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Gustavo Romero, piano
Gershwin: Selections for Orchestra from Porgy and Bess
Gershwin: An American in Paris
The RSO presents an entirely Gershwin program with an international flare. The American classic “Rhapsody in Blue,” is joined with two pieces inspired by Gershwin’s international travels, the “Cuban Overture” and “An American in Paris.” The dazzling piano solo in the “Rhapsody” is one of the most famous in the modern repertoire, and will be played by the fiery pianist Gustavo Romero, a Dallas-based performer of international acclaim.
May 5, 2018
Brahms: Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80
Saint-Saëns: Havanaise, Op. 83
Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28
Bella Hristova, violin
Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68
The RSO concludes its 56th season with music of Brahms and French composer Camille Saint-Saëns. The concert opens with the upbeat “Academic Festival Orchestra.” The orchestra will then be joined by Bulgarian virtuoso violinist Bella Hristova for two lush and beautiful pieces by Saint-Saëns. Acclaimed “a player of impressive power and control” by The Washington Post, Ms. Hristova has won numerous awards and performed with orchestras around the world. The concert will conclude with Brahms’ inspiring Symphony No. 1 in C minor, a work filled with melodies that will leave you humming.