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1 - HAYDN AND RAVEL

Christopher Rountree

WED OCTOBER 5 | WAT | 8 PM
FRI OCTOBER 7 | GUE | 8 PM
SAT OCTOBER 8 | CAM | 8 PM

Christopher Rountree, Curator / Conductor

Farina: Capriccio Stravagante
Ravel: Tombeau de Couperin
Haydn: Symphony No. 102

Two works full of humour and delight anchor this colourful program conducted
by Christopher Rountree. Haydn’s 102nd Symphony is one of his greatest, full of witty twists and turns and startling orchestrations. Farina’s Capriccio Stravagante is a rarely heard work for strings, full of eccentricity and humour.
Between these two works is Ravel’s miniature masterpiece, a tribute to the Baroque master Couperin, as well as his friends whom he lost in World War I.

 

2 - AN EVENING IN PRAGUE

Ian Whitman

WED NOVEMBER 9 | WAT | 8 PM
FRI NOVEMBER 11 | GUE | 8 PM
SAT NOVEMBER 12 | CAM | 8 PM

Dr. David Taylor
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Ian Whitman, Curator
Lance Ouellette, Leader / Violin
Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, Conductor

Zelenka: Overture à 7 concertanti in F major
Mozart: Serenade No. 13, Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Smetana: Fanfares for Shakespeare’s Richard III
Dvořák: Serenade for Strings

A tribute to the great city of Prague, this incredible concert features works by three great Czech composers, Zelenka, Smetana and Dvořák, all written
in the city itself. Included is Dvořák’s Serenade for Strings, one of his most popular orchestral works and composed in just two weeks! Prague was on Mozart’s mind as he wrote Eine kleine Nachtmusik. He was also composing his opera Don Giovanni, which would soon premiere there. Like the opera, it is one of Mozart’s most beloved works.

 

3 - STRAVINSKY AND BEETHOVEN - BAROQUE

Bénédicte Lauzière

WED APRIL 5 | WAT | 8 PM
FRI APRIL 7 | GUE | 8 PM
SAT APRIL 8 | CAM | 8 PM

Bénédicte Lauzière, Curator / Leader / Violin
Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, Conductor

J.S. Bach: Chorale Nos. 253, 254, 255 & 256
Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite
Vivaldi: La Follia
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 15, 3rd movement, Heiliger Dankgesang

Beautiful hymns open and close this striking concert, beginning with a collection of Bach chorale arrangements that explore orchestral colour, and ending with Beethoven’s profoundly healing Heiliger Dankgesang from his String Quartet in A minor Op. 132. Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser and Bénédicte Lauzière lead the KWS through Stravinksy’s playful suite based on the commedia dell’arte, and Vivaldi’s virtuosic and dramatic La Follia.

 

4 - BACH AND VIVALDI

Aisslinn Nosky

WED MAY 10 | WAT | 8 PM
FRI MAY 12 | GUE | 8 PM
SAT MAY 13 | CAM | 8 PM

Aisslinn Nosky
Curator / Leader / Violin
James Mason Oboe

Vivaldi: Violin Concerto No. 6 in A minor
Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in G minor, “Summer” from The Four Seasons
Handel: Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 6
J.S. Bach: Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C minor
J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C major
Geminiani: Concerto Grosso Op. 5, No. 12, La Follia

J.S. Bach’s instrumental writing style was significantly influenced by Vivaldi’s concertos. Join violinist Aisslinn Nosky of Tafelmusik and the KWS’ own
James Mason as they explore the connections between these two titans of Baroque music. The program features the “Summer” movement from
Vivaldi’s most famous work, The Four Seasons, along with intricate and delightful works by Bach, Geminiani and Handel.