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Thu, May 18

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Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center

American Classical Orchestra - Schumann, Grieg & Sarasate

Romantic Fantasy Thursday, May 18, 2023, at 8 pm, Alice Tully Hall Rachell Ellen Wong, violin Schumann: Symphony No. 1 in B-flat Major, Op. 38 “Spring Symphony” Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy, Op. 25 Grieg: The Mountain Thrall, Op. 32

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American Classical Orchestra - Schumann, Grieg & Sarasate
American Classical Orchestra - Schumann, Grieg & Sarasate

Time & Location

May 18, 2023, 8:00 PM EDT

Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, 1941 Broadway @ 65th Street, New York, NY 10023, USA

About the event

The ACO brings its 2022-23 season to a close with a program of romantic music. Schumann’s Spring Symphony, written in 1841 (the year he met his wife Clara), is said to be inspired by Adolph Böttger’s poem Frühlings-und Liebesmelodien (Melodies of Spring and Love). Accordingly, the opening brass fanfare seems to herald the first days of spring. Spanish composer and violin virtuoso Pablo de Sarasate’s popular Carmen Fantasy stands as a testament to his prodigious skills, and is based on Bizet’s opera Carmen. It will be performed on period violin by the internationally acclaimed artist Rachell Ellen Wong, recipient of the prestigious 2020 Avery Fisher Career Grant, and a founding member of the NYC-based New Amsterdam Concert, a period-instrument string ensemble specializing in music from the Renaissance to the High Baroque. The program concludes with Grieg’s The Mountain Thrall (Den Bergtekne), the composer’s longest orchestral song based on an old Norse poem about a man who, lost in the mountains, is lured to his death by the Erl-King’s daughter. Like much of Grieg’s work, this one is deeply infused with the folk-music of his Norwegian homeland.

Tickets, priced at $75, $55, and $35 are available at aconyc.org or by calling ACO at 212.362.2727, ext. 4.  Ticket holders will need to comply with the venue’s health and safety requirements, which can be found here.

Patron Society memberships and Subscriptions can also be purchased by visiting the ACO Season Tickets page.

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