The acclaimed Dallas Chamber Symphony will end its fifth season with a concert that will feature a mix of pieces for medium and large chamber symphonies. The orchestra also will welcome to the stage soloist Kenny Broberg, winner of the Dallas International Piano Competition 2016, to perform Serge Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.
The concert will begin at 8 p.m. at Dallas City Performance Hall.
The program will start with Ginastera’s virtuosic Variaciones Concertantes. A seminal work of the composer’s “subjective nationalistic” period, the music exhibits idealized folkloric and traditional materials sublimated in a personal way. Fiery and virtuosic, the piece is known for its numerous solos.
The orchestra will follow Ginastera’s set of variations with one by Franz Listz, Totentanz, which paraphrases the Dies Irae plainsong in a set of variations for piano. The orchestra also will invite Minnesota-born pianist Kenny Broberg to perform; Broberg, the winner of DCS’ Dallas International Piano Competition 2016, has won other major prizes at several international piano competitions, including the Sydney International, New Orleans International, Seattle Symphony International and Wideman International.
Following intermission, the orchestra will perform Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 in C Minor. An expansive and dramatic romantic work, the symphony will be performed by chamber orchestra just as it was for many of its early performances. The symphony also employs a fate motif, making it a fitting conclusion to the evening’s thematic program.
“This evening will be one of many solos from so many of the musicians who have been performing with our orchestra from the very beginning,” stated Richard McKay, conductor and artistic director of the Dallas Chamber Symphony. “We’re looking forward to celebrating the conclusion of yet another fantastic season with all of the people who have made it possible over the years, and we’ll also be announcing some exciting new plans for the season to come.”
Tickets and Event Listing
The performance will be held on Tuesday, April 18, at Dallas City Performance Hall (2520 Flora St., Dallas, Texas 75201) at 8 p.m. Individual tickets are available for $19-$49 each, $15 for students, and seniors save up to 25 percent. Discounted subscription packages are available online or by phone at (214) 449-1294. Walk-ups are welcome.