Pre-Season Concert: String Serenades at NWS

Sat Sep 14, 2019

Conductor and Principal Violin of the Vienna Philharmonic Christoph Koncz makes his NWS debut leading the String Fellows in their first performance of the season. Celebrate classical music’s favorite prodigy, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with his ingenious Haffner Symphony. Béla Bartók sought refuge from war in a Swiss town to pen his Divertimento, combining frenzied folk idioms with eerie, atmospheric tapestries. King of cinematic scores such as The Adventures of Robin Hood, composer Erich Korngold infuses his Symphonic Serenade with the drama and emotion that fueled his career in Hollywood.

A compelling presence on the podium, American conductor Kazem Abdullah is one of the most watched up-and-coming talents on the international stage today. He was Generalmusikdirektor of the City of Aachen, Germany from 2012 to 2017. His predecessors in this tradition-rich post include Fritz Busch, Herbert von Karajan and Wolfgang Sawallisch. 

Mozart : Symphony No. 35
Bartók : Divertimento
Korngold : Symphonic Serenade

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