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April 19, 2025 @ 3:00 pm

JoAnn Falletta, Conductor
Tim McAllister, Saxophone
Nikki Chooi, Violin
Adrian Wyard, Visuals Choreographer

Kenneth FuchsEventide, Concerto for Alto Saxophone (World Premiere)
Felix MendelssohnViolin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
Modest Mussorgsky – Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. Ravel)

The concert begins with Fuchs’ “Eventide,” a piece inspired by spiritual tunes and featuring the saxophone’s looping melodies, performed by Tim McAllister. Renowned violinist Nikki Chooi then presents Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, a romantic masterpiece composed for Mendelssohn’s close friend Ferdinand David. Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition,” orchestrated by Ravel, follows, transforming the solo piano work into a vibrant orchestral showcase. Mussorgsky’s composition, inspired by drawings and designs by Viktor Hartmann, transports listeners to an art exhibition, culminating in the majestic “Great Gate of Kiev.” This concert weaves together American, German, and Russian music with a French flair, offering a rich and diverse musical experience.

JoAnn Falletta appears by arrangement with Opus 3 Artists, LLC
Timothy McAllister appears by arrangement with Jonathan Wentworth Associates, Ltd.

Details

Date:
April 19, 2025
Time:
3:00 pm
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Venue

Symphony Hall
34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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