LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (ASO) - Violinist Augustin Hadelich joins Arkansas Symphony Orchestra musicians for the first concert of the Parker Lexus River Rhapsodies Chamber Music Series. The concert will be held Tuesday, October 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the Clinton Presidential Center.
Tickets are $22 and Series Subscriptions are still available and range from $70-$120. Student tickets are available for $10. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ArkansasSymphony.org or over the phone at (501) 666-1761. Kids are free on Sundays with a paid adult.
Hadelich will be performing the passionate and sultry Lalo, Symphonie Espagnole. A blend of stunning pyrotechnics and amorous sonorities, the work drips with unabashed emotion and is always a thrill as it frolics to a finish.
Strauss's beloved tone poem, Don Juan, kicks off the program in an upward rush of notes full of verve and flair, and paints the story of Nikolaus Lenau's poem, not with words, but an incredible color and sound pallet in an orchestral and compositional tour de force.
Rounding out the program is Dohnányi's sumptuous and romantic Suite in F# Minor- a musical gem replete with beautiful melodies, lush harmony, and gorgeous orchestration.
Consistently cited in the press for his "gorgeous tone," "poetic communication" and "fast-fingered brilliance," Augustin Hadelich has confirmed his place in the top echelon of young violinists.
Mr. Hadelich plays on the 1723 "Ex-Kiesewetter" Stradivari violin, on loan from Clement and Karen Arrison through the generous efforts of the Stradivari Society.
The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 47th season in 2012-2013 under the leadership of Music Director Philip Mann. ASO is the resident orchestra of Robinson Center Music Hall, and performs more than thirty concerts each year for more than 42,000 people through its Stella Boyle Smith Masterworks Series, ACXIOM Pops LIVE! Series and River Rhapsodies Chamber Series, in addition to serving central Arkansas through numerous community outreach programs and bringing live symphonic music education to over 24,000 school children and over 200 schools.
(Source: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra)