Poem of Ecstasy

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Saturday, May 2, 2020
7:30 P.M.
Mark C. Smith Concert Hall, VBC
Davidson Classical Series

Concert Details

SchubertFierabras Overture
Beethoven“Triple” Concerto for violin, cello, piano, and orchestra
ProkofievLieutenant Kijé Suite
ScriabinPoem of Ecstasy

Yevgeny Kutik, violin
Emilio Colón, cello
James Dick, piano

Though it’s uncertain for what purpose Beethoven’s Triple Concerto was written, its aristocratic pomp and refined interplay between the three soloists have cemented its reputation as the most enduring composition for violin, cello, piano, and orchestra. Prokofiev’s suite from Lieutenant Kijé (1934) was not only his first music for the silver screen, but the first-ever extraction of an orchestral soundtrack for the concert stage. The HSO closes this remarkable season with dazzling musical fireworks: Aleksandr Scriabin’s magnificent Poem of Ecstasy, a symphonic representation of pure creative spirit unleashed from all worldly confines – “eternal creation without external motivation,” in the composer’s own words.

Guest Artists

Emilio Colon

Emilio Colón

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Yevgeny Kutik

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James Dick

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