December 09, 2016 at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford, CT.
Pablo de Sarasate Zigeunerweisen, Op.20 “Gypsy Airs”
Mackey Four Iconoclastic Episodes
Mozart Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551, “Jupiter”
And a holiday music surprise!
Carolyn Kuan conductor
Sirena Huang violin
Steven Mackey electric guitar
Usher in the winter months with works by Mozart, Mackey and the return of guest violinist Sirena Huang! Mozart’s Don Giovanni is recognized as one of the greatest operas of all time, and its overture, with comedic and melodramatic elements, was completed just hours before the opera’s premiere in October, 1787 – not atypical for that time period. Back by popular demand, violinist Sirena Huang first graced the HSO stage as a young child. Her return with composer Steven Mackey on electric guitar for his Four Iconoclastic Episodes will be…electrifying! The program concludes with Mozart’s exhilarating and transcendent “Jupiter” symphony. Mozart’s final symphony was given its nickname in tribute to the ancient Roman god of sky and thunder, also known as the King of the Gods. Plus, don’t miss a holiday musical surprise!
Please join us for a pre-concert talk, led by HSO Music Director Carolyn Kuan, one hour prior to curtain each day.