Bach and Brahms are the main features, but there’s so much more history and culture to offer in this concert. The Academy Orchestra opens the concert with Miao Xiaoqin’s Spring
Bach and Brahms are the main features, but there’s so much more history and culture to offer in this concert. The Academy Orchestra opens the concert with Miao Xiaoqin’s Spring Comes to Yi River featuring YAO Symphony violinist, Jeff Zhang, on the traditional Chinese instrument, the liuqin. Also culturally diverse, Jorge Orozco’s Pajarillo features Latin American dance and folkloric rhythms. Violinists Yuri Cho and Susan Kim join forces performing Bach’s famous Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor. The YAO Symphony continues the theme with an arrangement and transcription of Johann Christian Bach’s short Toccata in C by YAO founding student & alumni, Arturo Hernandez. Our featured guest soloist is the 2019 Carol Jackson Concerto Competition winner, Young Choe, performing the first movement of Elgar’s Cello Concerto. Composed after the end of the First World War, the piece is recognized for its contemplative and elegiac style which opens with a strong and symbolic opening statement by the soloist. In the similar fashion, Johannes Brahms was a master of contemplative phrasing. He composed his first piano quartet between 1856 and 1861, which was then orchestrated by Arnold Schoenberg in 1937. The fourth movement subtitle “Rondo alla zingarese” translates to ”Gypsy Rondo.” The movement is recognized for its difficulty, rhythmic and metrical complexity, and harmonic exploration.
(Sunday) 2:00 pm
Windmill Library Performing Arts Center
7060 W Windmill Ln, Las Vegas, NV 89113
Tickets are not available for sale any more for this event!