For her first orchestral concert as MCO’s artistic director, Sophie Rowell invites you to revel in the power and possibilities of the string orchestra.
We start with the majesty and eloquence of Bach—a single strand of sound that unfolds into a miniature universe. And we end with Sophie as a soloist, in the dazzling youthful Mendelssohn Concerto in D minor.
In between, we weave together through time and place, tracing rich connections on three continents in four centuries. We thread together Melody Eötvös’ Meraki, inspired by a Greek word meaning to perform with soul, creativity, and love; a musical firework by American genius Coleridge Perkinson; a dash of theatrical Mozart; and a love-letter to Tchaikovsky.
Ricercar à 6 from A Musical Offering BWV 1079 (arr orchestra)
Violin Concerto in D minor MWV03
Adagio & Fugue in C minor K546
Variations on a theme of Tchaikovsky Op 35a
Allegro furioso from Sinfonietta No 1