WALLCAST® CONCERT: EHNES PLAYS MOZART
Dec 14 `19(7:30 PM)
Fresh off his latest Grammy Award win for Best Classical Instrumental Solo, violinist James Ehnes returns to NWS to perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s beloved “Turkish” Concerto. His last appearance with NWS garnered praise from South Florida Classical Review, who said “of his virtuosity, there is no question.” The struggles and spoils of WWII play out in Sergei Prokofiev’s unrestrained Sixth Symphony, led by Xian Zhang, Music Director of the New Jersey Symphony, who makes her NWS debut. Of its juxtaposing somber and jubilant themes, Prokofiev said "We are rejoicing in our magnificent victory, but thousands of us have been left with wounds that can't be healed. We must not forget this." Gioachino Rossini creates a lighthearted start with his playful operatic Overture.
Rossini : Overture to The Italian Girl in Algiers
Mozart : Violin Concerto No. 5, "Turkish"
Prokofiev : Symphony No. 6