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a Season of Great

Music comes to Rockford

20 1 6 -17 SE A SO N n CLASSICS SERIES Classics 1 Beethoven

Classics 4 Brahms & Schumann SAT Internationally renowned Feb 25 violinist Ilya Kaler joins his award-winning son Daniel on 7:30P stage for a Brahms duet

SAT Featuring Awadagin Pratt, piano, Oct 1 acclaimed for his musical insight and intensely involving performances 7:30P Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor

Leo Weiner, Divertimento No. 5 (“Hungarian Impressions”)

Beethoven, Leonore Overture No. 3

Johannes Brahms, Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor

Beethoven, Symphony No. 3 in E flat (“Eroica”)

Robert Schumann, Symphony No. 2 in C major

Classics 2 Great Choruses and SAT Overtures from Opera Nov 12 Thrill to the majestic overtures and 7:30P chorus numbers from the great

Classics 5 Appalachian Spring SAT Aaron Copland Mar 11 Multiple Grammy Award 7:30P winner Howard Levy is an

operas — featuring the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center’s Mendelssohn Chorale

acknowledged master of the diatonic harmonica, innovative composer and recording artist

Johann Strauss II, Overture to Die Fledermaus Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Procession of the Nobles from Mlada

Aaron Copeland, Appalachian Spring Suite

Pyotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky, Polonaise from Eugene Onegin

Howard Levy, Concerto for Diatonic Harmonica

Lars-Erik Larsson, Barococo

Richard Wagner, Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Darius Milhaud, Kentuckiana (Divertissement on 20 Kentucky Airs)

George Frideric Handel, “Happy We” from Acis and Galatea Richard Wagner, Prelude to Act III and “The Bridal Chorus” from Lohengrin “Entry of the Guests” from Tannhãuser

Classics 6 Strauss’ Last, SAT Mahler’s First April 29 Nationally acclaimed soprano 7:30P Kathy Pyeatt, known for her

Classics 3 The Three Violins SAT of Rachel Barton Pine Jan 21 Featuring Rachel Barton Pine, 7:30P violin, viola d’amore, electric violin

intelligent singing and “impeccable voice,” returns to perform Strauss’ Four Last Songs

Carlos Chavez, Sinfonia India Richard Strauss, Four Last Songs

Pietro Locatelli, Violin Concerto No. 12 in D major (“The Labyrinth”)

Gustav Mahler, Symphony No. 1 in D major (“Titan”)

Antonio Vivaldi, Viola d’amore Concerto in D minor Camille Saint-Saëns, Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso Tracy Silverman, Anthem 25 for Electric Violin and Orchestra Mozart, Symphony No. 40 in G minor

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