Mark Gibson, music director Hannah Schendel, graduate student conductor Featuring student artist Yucheng Zeng, violin
Enjoy contrasting views of tonality and style in a performance that features works by modern master Gabriela Lena Frank, Igor Stravinsky and Antonín Dvořák. Winner of the CCM Violin Concerto Competition, doctoral student Yucheng Zeng will be featured as soloist in Stravinsky’s virtuosic Violin Concerto in D Major, which will be conducted by doctoral student Hannah Schendel.
Commissioned by Carnegie Hall for the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America
In Andean Peru, spirits are said to inhabit rocks, rivers and mountain peaks with the intent of keeping a watchful eye on travelers passing through highland roads. The apu is one of the more well-known spirits that is sometimes portrayed as a minor deity with a mischievous side who is rarely seen. Simple folk song and a solemn prayer often successfully placate the apu to ensure safe passage through the mountains.
Apu: Tone Poem for Orchestra begins with a short folkloric song inspired by the agile pinkillo flute, a small slender instrument that packs well into the small bags of travelers who must travel light. It is followed by the extended haillí of the second movement, a prayer to the apu, which flows attacca to the third movement in which the apu makes its’ brief but brilliant and dazzling appearance before disappearing once again into the mountain peaks.
- Gabriela Lena Frank
Apu: Tone Poem for Orchestra (2017) Gabriela Lena Frank (b. 1972)
I. Pinkillo Serrano
Concerto in D (1931; rev. 1961) Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
2. Aria I
3. Aria II
Yucheng Zeng, violin
Hannah Schendel, conductor
Zeng is a student of Professor Kurt Sassmannshaus
Symphony No. 7, Op. 70 (1884-85) Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
I. Allegro maestoso
II. Poco adagio
III. Scherzo: Vivace
IV. Finale: Allegro
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