Tchaikovsky Week 2

Cristian Macelaru - Conductor

Hai-Ye Ni - Cello

program

Borodin - Polovtsian Dances, from Prince Igor

Tchaikovsky - Rococo Variations, for cello and orchestra

Tchaikovsky - Serenade for Strings

Balakirev - Islamey

Thursday, January 16, 2014

8:00 pm Verizon Hall

Philadelphia Orchestra Associate Conductor Cristian Macelaru is joined by Principal Cello Hai-Ye Ni for the great Rococo Variations, a showpiece for cello and orchestra. And in this season’s collection of serenades, Tchaikovsky’s expressive Serenade for Strings features that glorious sound of the Philadelphia strings. The Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor by Borodin are both thunderous and sensuous, including a melody made famous by the popular Broadway song “Stranger in Paradise” from Kismet. Originally composed for solo piano, Balakirev’s Islamey closes the program.

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program notes

Cristian Măcelaru, Philadelphia Orchestra Associate Conductor

Pre-Concert Conversations