Classics Series

Classics Series Concert 5: Roman Hollywood

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Copeland Hall at The Grand Opera House

RESPIGHI: Fountains of Rome

RÓZSA: Cello Concerto

RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op. 44

David Amado, conductor

Nick Canellakis, cello

Classics Series Concert 5

Important: Wilmington Grand Prix Information!

Our May 17, 2019, performance will take place the evening prior to the Wilmington Grand Prix bicycle race. Preparations for that race will begin Friday and some traditional access to The Grand Opera House will be limited.  Please allow some extra time for your arrival to the pre-concert discussion and performance.
Beginning at 6:00 pm on May 17th, there will be no traffic or parking permitted on North Market Street. Fencing will be constructed during the evening hours; however, Grand Prix officials have arranged for pedestrian crossings to be left open at specific locations, including 5th, 8th, and 9th Streets, for DSO patrons to access the restaurants along North Market Street and the new parking garage on Shipley Street. Patrons will not be permitted to drive on North Market Street, even to drop patrons off at The Grand Opera House’s main entrance. 10th Street will also be closed from Orange Street to King Street. 
We encourage all patrons to use King Street and the King Street entrance to The Grand Opera House. The DoubleTree garage will be open and available to accommodate all DSO patrons.
We are working directly with the senior communities that provide shuttle bus service to and from our concert. If you use this service, please contact your shuttle coordinator for details.
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this, or require specific accommodations, please contact the DSO office by telephone at (302) 656-7442 or by e-mail at 

Roman Hollywood


This concert is generously underwritten by Tatiana and Gerret Copeland. 

Sergei Rachmaninoff is the uncle of Tatiana Copeland’s mother.

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

From David Amado:

Three masterpieces: each of which speaks to, or listens to, Hollywood. Respighi’s glittering Fountains of Rome is cinematic in its sweep, drama, and jaw-dropping technicolor orchestration; Rachmaninoff’s ripe romanticism of his final symphonythough written in Switzerland, speaks the lush language of Hollywood’s golden age. Rozsa’s (El Cid, Ben-Hur) Cello Concerto (featuring brilliant young cellist Nick Canellakis) is concert music written by a silver screen master.

Read cellist Nicholas Canellakis’ biography: Nicholas Canellakis biography

Read the Program Notes about this concert: Classics Series Concert 5 Program Notes