2020/2021 Opening Night Concert
Barber: The School for Scandal Overture, Op. 5
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61
Richard Lin, violin
The RSO opens its 59th season with some of the best-loved, best-known music by three iconic composers: Barber’s engaging miniature tinged with Rossinian wit, masterful use of counterpoint, and vivid musical references to Sheridan’s 18th-century satire; Bernstein’s emotional journey through an infectious mambo, flirtatious cha-cha and a terrifying rumble before coming to a heart-tugging conclusion, aching with love and longing; and Beethoven’s delightful and charming pinnacle of the solo violin repertoire featuring violinist Richard Lin, Gold Medalist of the 10th Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis.