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Music

The Montreal Symphony Orchestra and violinist Viviane Hagner (“rich, burnished tone, crystalline articulation and subtle expression” Washington Post) present Prokofiev’s tour-de-force First Violin Concerto, with its jaw-dropping fireworks, left-hand pizzicato passages, and dizzying glissandi. Maestro Kent Nagano also leads Mussorgsky’s epic orchestral showpiece, with its delightful “Ballet of the Chicks in their Shells,” the eerie Parisian “Catacombs”; and the tumultuous pealing of bells in the grand finale, “The Great Gate of Kiev.” Haydn’s “Fire” Symphony rounds out this engaging program.

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