“Karina Canellakis led the orchestra in a fierce and full-blooded reading of one of the canon’s great Romantic symphonies…” Paul Kosidowski, Milwaukee Magazine, November 10, 2017
- SMETANA Overture to The Bartered Bride
- Bartók Violin Concerto No. 2
- Dvořák Symphony No. 7
Embark on an orchestral journey to Central Europe, in this evening dedicated to three composers who brought the music of peasants to the opera houses of the world. Dvořák, the son of a Bohemian innkeeper, wove the rustic melodies of his childhood into romantic symphonies, while Bartók used the ancient scales of Hungarian folk songs to inject new vitality into classical music. Smetana’s frolicsome The Bartered Bride remains one of the world’s most beloved comic operas.
Karina Canellakis is rapidly gaining recognition as one of the most promising and exciting young American Conductors. Already known to many in the classical music world for her virtuoso violin playing, Karina was initially encouraged to pursue conducting while she was playing regularly in the Berliner Philharmoniker for two years as a member of their Orchester-Akademie.
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