Donald Runnicles - Conductor
Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Mozart - Symphony No. 38 ("Prague")
Humperdinck - Hansel and Gretel, Suite for Orchestra
Wagner - Overture to Tannhäuser
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Frequent guest Donald Runnicles is an illustrious figure on opera podiums from San Francisco to New York to Berlin. This program highlights his mastery, from the fairy-tale charms of Hansel and Gretel to the powerful mythological romance of Tannhäuser. A renowned symphonic conductor as well, Maestro Runnicles will reveal all the charm and profundity of Mozart's “Prague” Symphony. We open with Vaughan Williams's 16th-century retrospective Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, featuring the uniquely lush Philadelphia strings.