Classics Series

Classics Series Concert 1: Bohemian Rhapsody

Friday, September 27, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Copeland Hall at The Grand Opera House

MISSY MAZZOLI: Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres)

BARBER: Concerto for Violin, Op. 14

DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88, B. 163

David Amado, conductor

Tessa Lark, violin

Classics Series: Concert 1

Bohemian Rhapsody

From David Amado:

Our 114th season opens with Dvořák. Bohemian tunes, folk dances, and a decidedly welcoming, sunny vibe permeate Dvořák’s ever-popular 8th Symphony. On the first half, we welcome brilliant violinist Tessa Lark playing Barber’s gorgeous violin concerto—at turns supple, melancholy, and blazingly virtuosic—is one of his most performed and beloved works. We open with A.I. duPont Prize-winner Missy Mazzoli whose music has been consistently called out by musicians and audiences for its drama, tenderness, fire, and directness of communication.

Pre-concert discussion begins at 6:30 p.m.

Read violinist Tessa Lark’s biography here.

Read composer Missy Mazzoli’s biography here.

Read the program notes here.



This concert is generously underwritten by Tatiana and Gerret Copeland