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University Symphony Orchestra & University Philharmonia Orchestra

  1. Wednesday November 14 8:00pm
Hill Auditorium

Kenneth Kiesler, conductor
Katharina Uhde, violin

The USO and UPO present a concert of virtuosic and humorous Celtic and Hungarian music featuring two long-lost pieces for violin and orchestra by Joseph Joachim, the violinist who premiered the Brahms Violin Concerto, featuring soloist and alumna, Katharina Uhde. Joachim’s Irish Fantasy (which includes Scottish themes) and his Hungarian Fantasy only recently came to light, having been sent from a Berlin library to Eastern Europe during World War II. The Celtic half of the program opens with Peter Maxwell Davies’ Orkney Wedding with Sunrise, the humorous and affecting tale of a bride and groom’s wedding celebration and walk at sunrise. On the Hungarian second half of the concert, the USO performs Zoltan Kodaly’s brilliant, colorful, and humorous folktale Hary János, with special narration by award-winning actress Gillian Eaton, assistant professor of theatre.

PROGRAM: Maxwell Davies- Orkney Wedding with Sunrise; Joachim- Irish Fantasy (modern premiere); Joachim- Hungarian Fantasy (modern premiere); Kodaly- Hary János Suite

Free - no tickets required