2013-2014 SEASON

Saturday concerts begin at 7:30 pm
Sunday concerts begin at 2:00 pm
NDSU Festival Concert Hall
Pre-concert "Informances" begin 45 minutes prior to the concert in Beckwith Recital Hall

 

 

Masterworks I: Sept. 28-29, 2013
WELCOME, MAESTRO CHRISTOPHER ZIMMERMAN!

Benjamin Britten – Sinfonia da Requiem  

R. Vaughan-Williams—The Lark Ascending (Morganne McIntyre, 2013 Young Artist Solo Competition winner)  

Russ Petersen – TB

A - New Piece written in honor of Christopher Zimmerman coming to FMSO  

Jean Sibelius – Symphony No. 2  

 

 

Masterworks II: Nov. 9-10, 2013
PIANO VIRTUOSO ALEXANDER SCHIMPF

 

Edward Elgar—Introduction and Allegro for Strings  

W.A. Mozart

– Piano Concerto in C minor K.491 – featuring Alexander Schimpf, winner of the 2011 Cleveland International Piano Competition

Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No. 7  


Read the concert program notes here.

 

Masterworks III: Jan. 11-12, 2014
AMERICAN GENIUS

Leonard Bernstein – Overture to “Candide”  

John Adams –  The Chairman Dances – Foxtrot for Orchestra (from “Nixon in China”)

Aaron Copland – Four Dance Episodes from “Rodeo”

Jonathan Leshnoff – Starburst (premiered in 2010 by Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony)  

Leonard Bernstein – On the Waterfront  

 

Masterwork IV: March 15-16, 2014
WAGNER & VERDI 200th BIRTHDAY

Giuseppe Verdi – Overture to “La Forza del Destino”  

Richard Wagner – Overture to “Die Meistersinger”  (F-M Senior High Youth Symphony Side-By-Side)

Verdi – “La Traviata” Prelude to Act 1   

Wagner –  “Lohengrin” Prelude to Act 3  

Verdi – “La Traviata” Prelude to Act 3  

Wagner –  “Tristan and Isolde” Prelude and Liebestod   

Verdi – “Aida” Triumphal March and Ballet    

Plus a performance by pianist BRAYDEN DREVLOW, winner of the 2014 Young Artist Solo Competition

 

Masterwork V: April 12-13, 2014
FROM LONDON WITH LOVE

Benjamin Britten – Violin Concerto featuring violinist Chee-Yun

Vaughan-Williams – Wasps Overture  

Purcell – Chacony

Walton – Symphony No. 1, 1st movement only (to be continued…..)  

Maestro Chris Zimmerman plans to open the 2014-15 season with this Walton symphony –  this is a preview, and also a bold and intense piece as the grand finale to the 2013-14 season