Lynn Harrell Plays Tchaikovsky
October 3, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. & October 4, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. Hemmens Cultural Center
Celebrate opening weekend with one of America’s most celebrated soloists alongside Music Director Andrew Grams!
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October 3, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
October 4, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.
Hemmens Cultural Center
Andrew Grams, conductor
Lynn Harrell, cello
Ives – Variations on America
Tchaikovsky – Variations on a Rococo Theme
Tchaikovsky – Andante Cantabile
Brahms – Symphony No. 1
This opening weekend to remember brings together your music director, Andrew Grams, celebrated cellist, Lynn Harrell and the musicians of the ESO. Enjoy familiar American sounds with Ives, virtuosic Tchaikovsky cello performances, and the triumphant Brahms Symphony Number One!
“We are so lucky to have Lynn Harrell come to Elgin to help kick-off the season – he is a storied cellist – he has one of the most amazing careers I can think of. I first met Lynn a couple of years ago when we were doing the Elgar Cello Concerto together on a tour in New Zealand. We had such a wonderful time in the rehearsals, and the concerts of course, but we really connected just speaking with one another about his time with the Cleveland orchestra. At the time, I was assistant conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra. Lynn told me great stories about his time in Cleveland with the great James Levine (another artist with an amazing career!).
One of the gifts that Lynn gave me at the end of our time together in New Zealand was the great recording of Mahler’s 4th Symphony. We’re ending our 2015-2016 season with this Symphony. It was his first recording at principal cellist – and he signed it and gave it to me. It was a wonderful thing!
Brahms is one of my most favorite composers. It took Brahms over twenty years to write his first symphony. I appreciate his beauty and emotion that always shows through the music and his careful craftsmanship.
We ended the 2014-2015 season with Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. And, we’re beginning the 2015-2016 season with what is called “Beethoven’s 10th Symphony” and that is Brahms’ 1st Symphony.”
Andrew Grams, Music Director
[threecol_one][/threecol_one] [threecol_one][/threecol_one] [threecol_one_last]This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.[/threecol_one_last]