SINFonia da camera

Friday, September 20, 2024

Ian Hobson, music director, conductor, and piano
Csaba Erdélyi, viola

Join Sinfonia da Camera for an incredible season opener celebrating the centennial anniversary of George Gershwin’s beloved Rhapsody in Blue! Pianistic virtuosity takes center stage featuring Maestro Ian Hobson as soloist and conductor. A celebration of American musical idioms, this bluesy and brazen work for solo piano and orchestra “dresses up” jazz for the concert hall. Also featuring Czech masterworks, the program begins with the invigorating and folkish Overture to The Bartered Bride by Bedřich Smetana. Next, Sinfonia principal violist Csaba Erdélyi is featured as soloist in the richly imaginative Rhapsody-Concerto for Viola and Orchestra by Bohuslav Martinů. After intermission, the evening concludes with Antonín Dvořák’s most famous work, his Symphony No. 9 “From the New World.” This melodic and dramatic symphony is a tribute to the United States after the composer visited the country.