Wednesday, September 3, 2014

WYSO 2014

Another amazing summer completed!
So proud of these kids. They accomplished a lot in a very short amount of time.
Here's a quick rundown...

Week 1

Jung-Ho Pak, conductor

Williams: Happy Birthday Variations
Hanson: Symphony No. 2 "Romantic"

WYSO led by Jung-Ho Pak

Week 2

Carlos Kalmar, conductor

Dvorak: Carnival Overture
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1
Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances

WYSO led by Carlos Kalmar, with soloist Alessio Bax

Week 3

Erik Nielsen, conductor
Joshua Bell, soloist

Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel Overture
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
Debussy: La Mer

WYSO led by Erik Nielsen, with soloist Joshua Bell

Week 4

John Axelrod, conductor

Brahms: Symphony No. 4

WYSO led by John Axelrod

Week 5

JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Ani Kavafian, soloist

Saint-Saens: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

WYSO led by JoAnn Falletta, with soloist Ani Kavafian

Week 6

Jung-Ho Pak, conductor

Glinka: Russlan and Ludmilla Overture
Strauss: Death and Transfiguration

Jeffrey Kimpton, conductor

Liszt: Les Preludes

Les Preludes rehearsal

And how much work did all of that require of me, their librarian?

Let's just leave it at "a lot." It was a ton of work, but it was 100% worth it when I got to sit backstage and watch this orchestra make such beautiful music.

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