Our next concert: Major Minors!
Featuring works by Mozart and Brahms.

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Friday, June 1st, 2018, 8pm
Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95 Street

Conductor: Alex Wen
Soloists: Sergey Prokofyev , Violin
Christian Barros, Viola

Glinka Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila (1842)
Mozart Sinfonia concertante in E-flat Major, K. 364 (320d)
Brahms Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op 98

The Sinfonia concertante by Mozart is a rich and grand work for violin and viola with orchestra. The work is in E-flat Major and, indeed, because Mozart most often composed in major keys, the middle Andante movement features one of the rare opportunities to hear the deeply expressive "minor key Mozart".

We are especially delighted to welcome violin soloist Sergey Prokofyev who served as our concertmaster from 2012-2015 and is now a member of the U.S. Army Band. Sergey will be joined by violist Christian Barros, an award-winning recent graduate of the Aaron Copland School of Music

For his first appearance on the NASO main season, guest conductor Alex Wen has chosen another major minor: the monumental Brahms Symphony No. 4 in E minor and the only of his symphonies to end in a minor key.

"A symbiosis of players and audience", The New York Times

Founded in New York City in 1976 by six musicians, the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra ("NASO") showcases emerging young conductors, soloists and composers. NASO also pays tribute to seasoned artists by providing them with the opportunity to perform special programs in New York City. During the past 41 years, NASO has presented over 175 concerts in venues including Symphony Space, Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Fordham at Lincoln Center and the Riverside Church. Many young artists that NASO has featured in the early stages of their careers have become prominent in the music world including George Manahan, Music Director of the New York City Opera, pianist Ursula Oppens, cellist Colin Carr, guitarist Elliot Fisk, cellist Nathaniel Rosen, violinist Stephanie Chase, The Amadeus Trio, and The Quintet of the Americas.

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