Concert Archives

2011-2012 Season

May 13, 2012
Spun Beauty
Rieko Aizawa, piano
Snider, Disquiet
Ravel, Piano Concerto in G Major
Brahms, Symphony No. 4 in E Minor

March 18, 2012
Shakespearean Drama
Eugenia Zukerman, flute
Mendelssohn, Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Tchaikovsky, Hamlet
Liebermann, Concerto for Flute and Orchestra
Prokofiev, Selections from Romeo and Juliet

February 5, 2012
Simply Russian
Joshua Roman, cello
Prokofiev, Suite from Eugene Onegin
Tchaikovsky, Variations on a Rococo Theme
Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5 in D Minor

November 13, 2011
Dreams, Memories, and Truth
Edward T. Cone Concert
Disella Larusdottir, soprano
Melissa Fajardo, contralto
Zach Borichevsky, tenor
Grigory Soloviov, bass-baritone
Westminster Schola Cantorum
Rachmaninoff, The Isle of the Dead
Cone, The Duchess of Malfi
Cone, La Figlia che Piange
Rachmaninoff, The Bells

October 2, 2011
Visions of America
Lara St. John, violin
Ives, Variations on “America”
Korngold, Violin Concerto in D Major
Dvorak, Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”

2010-2011 Season

May 15, 2011
Russian Night
Di Wu, piano
Mussorgsky, Dawn on the Moskva River
Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor
Scriabin, Symphony No. 2 in C Minor

March 20, 2011
Ethnic Explorations
Edward T. Cone Concert
Jennifer Koh, violin
Bermel, Thracian Echoes
Dvorak, Violin Concerto in A Minor
Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra

January 23, 2011
Juxtapositions
Alasdair Neale, guest conductor
Svet Stoyanov, marimba
Beethoven, Overture to Prometheus
Jalbert, Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra
Beethoven, Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”

November 14, 2010
The Eternal Feminine
Dísella Làrusdóttir, soprano
The Women of the Westminster Williamson Voices
Wagner, Overture and “Venusberg Music” from Tannhäuser
Sibelius, Luonnotar
Strauss, Morgen Amor
Debussy, Nocturnes

October 3, 2010
Power, Passion, and Grace
Leila Josefowicz, violin
Mozart, Overture to The Magic Flute
Mackey, Beautiful Passing
Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 5 in E Minor


2009-2010 Season

May 16, 2010
Musical Portraits
Bridget Kibbey, harp
Mendelssohn, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
Currier, Broken Minuets
Elgar, Enigma Variations

March 21, 2010
Romance, Majesty, and an Orchestral Icon
Andrew Grams, guest conductor
Qiang Tu, cello
Schoenberg, Verkarte Nacht
Barber, Adagio for Strings
Tavener, The Protecting Veil

January 21, 2010
Gems from Our Music Director
Ravel, Mother Goose Suite
Haydn, Symphony No. 88 in G Major
Prokofiev, Symphony No. 1, “Classical”
Ginastera, Variaciones Concertantes

November 1, 2009
Beauty and Innovation
Edward T. Cone Concert

David Alan Miller, guest conductor
Jayn Rosenfeld, flute
Brahms, Symphony No. 1 in C Minor
Harbison, Canonical American Songbook
Harbison, Flute Concerto

October 4, 2009
The Art of Possibility
Benjamin Zander, guest conductor
Sarah Pelletier, soprano
George Li, piano
Saint-Saëns, Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor
Mahler, Symphony No. 4 in G Major


2008-2009 Season

April 26, 2009
Scott Yoo, guest conductor
Soyeon Lee, piano
Mozart, Overture to The Magic Flute
Bartók, Piano Concerto No. 3 in E Major
Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique”

March 15, 2009
Julian Kuerti, guest conductor
David Kim, violin
Bartók, Hungarian Sketches
Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto in D Major
Smetana, Selections from Má Vlast

January 18, 2009
Mei-Ann Chen, guest conductor
David Krakauer, clarinet
Dvorak, Wind Serenade in D Minor
Moravec, Clarinet Concerto (commissioned by the PSO)
Rossini, Overture to La Scala di Seta
Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 4, “Italian”

November 9, 2008
Tito Muñoz, guest conductor
Steven Isserlis, cello
Verdi, Overture to La Forza del Destino
Haydn, Cello Concerto in D Major
Shostakovich, Symphony No. 10 in E Minor

September 28, 2008
Andrew Grams, guest conductor
Karen Gomyo, violin
Berlioz, Roman Carnival Overture
Barber, Violin Concerto
Brahms, Symphony No. 2 in D Major


2007-2008 Season

April 27, 2008
Rossen Milanov, guest conductor
David Greilsammer, piano
Mozart, “Ballet Music” from Idomeneo
Prokofiev, Pushkin Waltzes
Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 5 in D Major
Beethoven, Symphony No. 5 in C Minor

March 16, 2008
Gunther Schuller, guest conductor
Respighi, Trittico Botticelliano
Schuller, Seven Studies on Themes of Paul Klee
Hindemith, Mathis der Maler

January 20, 2008
Mischa Santora, guest conductor
Susan Narucki, soprano
Alexander Tall, baritone
Cone, An Overture for the War
Cone, Elegy
Schubert, Overture to Rosamunde
Mahler, Des Knaben Wunderhorn

November 4, 2007
Jens Georg Bachmann, guest conductor
Korngold, Theme and Variations
Tchaikovsky, Romeo and Juliet
Borisova-Ollas, Colours of Autumn
Shostakovich, Symphony No. 9 in E-flat Major

September 30, 2007
Shi-Yeon Sung, guest conductor
Dan Zhu, violin
Mozart, Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio
Brahms, Violin Concerto in D Major
Schumann, Symphony No. 2 in C Major

 

2006-2007 Season

April 15, 2007
Jeffery Solow, cello
Horneman, Aladdin Overture
Shostakovich, Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major
Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade

March 11, 2007
Mariam Nazarian, piano
Järnefelt, Praeludium
Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat Major
Walton, Symphony No. 1 in B-flat Minor

January 21, 2007
Schubert, Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished”
Vaughan Williams, The Lark Ascending
Beethoven, Symphony No. 6, “Pastorale”

November 12, 2006
Lyadov, The Enchanted Lake
Hovhaness, Mysterious Mountain
Debussy, La Mer
Ravel, La Valse
Ravel, Bolero

October 22, 2006
Vladimir Ovchinnikov, piano
Strauss, Don Juan
Dohnányi, Variations on a Nursery Song
Brahms, Symphony No. 4 in E Minor

 

2005-2006 Season

April 23, 2006
Jaakko Kuusisto, violin
Barber, Overture to The School for Scandal
Rautavaara, Violin Concerto
Rachmaninoff, Symphony No. 2 in E Minor

March 12, 2006
American Repertory Ballet, Graham Lustig, artistic director
Debussy, Prélude à L’Après-midi d’un faune
Stravinsky, The Firebird (1919 Suite)
Budashkin, Festive Overture
Lanner, Steyrische Tänze
Stravinsky, Petrouchka (1947)

January 22, 2006
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 250th Birthday Celebration


Carol Chickering, soprano
Wonjung Kim, soprano
Anna Niedbala, mezzo-soprano
Todd Thomas, baritone
Charles Robert Stephens, bass
John Zuckerman, tenor
Exerpts from the Mozart – da Ponte operas:
Don Giovanni
Cosi Fan Tutte
The Marriage of Figaro

November 13, 2005
Michael Boriskin, piano
Prokofiev, Symphony No. 1, “Classical”
Perle, Concerto No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra
Sibelius, Symphony No. 2 in D Major

October 2, 2005
Wagner, “Ride of the Valkyries” from Die Walküre
Pierné, Cydalise et le Chevre-pied
Mahler, Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp Minor

 

2004 – 2005 Season

April 24, 2005
Westminster Symphonic Choir
Copland, Appalachian Spring
Stravinsky, Le Sacre du Printemps
Ravel, Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2

March 13, 2005
Thomas Pandolfi, piano
Armando, Primavera Overture (U.S. Premiere)
Liszt, Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major
Dukas, Symphony in C Major

February 6, 2005
Meagan Miller, Stuart Neill, Todd Thomas, Brian McIntosh, Serena Benedetti, Lucille Beer, Joseph Spinella, Brandon Wood, Elem Eley, Stephen Bryant, Douglas Lundeen
Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, Alan Harler, music director
Verdi, La Traviata

November 7, 2004
Eliana Ritts and Greg Smith, narrators
Britten, A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
Ives, The Yale-Princeton Football Game
Smith, A MAJOR-minor Mystery
Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra

October 3, 2004
Jamie Baer, Jane Bunnell, William Burden, Marc Embree
Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, Alan Harler, music director
Arnold, Anniversary Overture
Mozart, Symphony No. 25 in G Minor
Beethoven, Symphony No. 9, “Choral”


2003 – 2004 Season

April 25, 2004
Vladimir Ovchinnikov, piano
Saint-Saëns, Overture to La Princesse Jaune
Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor
Dvorak, Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”
Galindo, Sones de Mariachi

March 14, 2004
Reiko Uchida, piano
Heinichen, Concerto in G Major, S. 215
Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 17 in G Major
Beethoven, Symphony No. 7 in A Major

January 18, 2004
Peter Odrekhivskyy, accordion
Schumann, Overture to Hermann und Dorothea
Ibert, Divertissement
Koprowski, Accordion Concerto
Bach, Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
Poulenc, Sinfonietta

November 9, 2003
Yuri Mazurkevich, violin
Kabalevsky, Overture to Colas Breugnon
Shostakovich, Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor
Prokofiev, Symphony No. 7 in C-sharp Minor

September 21, 2003
Wolfgang Basch, trumpet
Raff, Jubilee Overture
Schoenfield, Vaudeville
Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique

 

2002 – 2003 Season

April 27, 2003
Christina Castelli, violin
Smetana, Three Dances from The Bartered Bride
Lutoslawski , Concerto for Orchestra
Ravel, Tzigane
Enescu, Romanian Rhapsody No. 1
Rimsky-Korsakov, Capriccio Espagnol

March 16, 2003
Beethoven, Leonore Overture No. 3
Pärt, Fratres for string orchestra and percussion
Bitensky, “… a perfect rest” (World Premiere)
Schumann, Symphony No. 1, “Spring”

January 19, 2003
Great Opera Choruses
Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, Alan Harler, music director
Youth Chorus of New Jersey, Patricia Joyce, music director
Works of:
Weber (from Der Freischütz)
, Puccini (from Manon Lescaut, Turandot, Madama Butterfly), 
Gounod (from Romeo and Juliet, Faust)
, Wagner (from Die Meistersinger, Tannhäuser, Götterdämmerung)
, Verdi (from Macbeth, Nabucco, Il Trovatore, Aida)

November 3, 2002
Gerard Le Feuvre, cello
Hovhaness, Symphony No. 6, “Celestial Gate”
Tchaikovsky, Variations on a Rococo Theme
Schubert, Symphony No. 3 in D Major

September 29, 2002
Vladimir Ovchinnikov, piano
Laycock, American Fanfare (World Premiere)
Bartók, Dance Suite for Orchestra
Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor
Stravinsky, The Firebird (1919 Suite)


2001 – 2002 Season

May 19, 2002
Cynthia Clarey, mezzo-soprano
Russian Chamber Chorus of New York
Bernstein, Overture to Candide
Piston, Suite from The Incredible Flutist
Argento, Casa Guidi
Gershwin, An American in Paris
Tchaikovsky, 1812 Overture

April 28, 2002
Albert Wang, violin
Samuel Hsu, piano
Tristan Murail, ondes Martenot
Sarah Pelletier, soprano
The American Boychoir, Vincent Metallo, music director
Martin, Polyptique
Messiaen, Trois Petites Liturgies de la Présence Divine
Thomas, Daylight Divine (U.S. Premiere)

March 17, 2002
Cesti (arr. Stokowski), Tu Mancavi a Tormentarmi
Haydn, Symphony No. 49, “The Passion”
Pfitzner, “Trauermarsch” from Die Rose vom Liebesgarten
Wagner, Prelude to Act I from Lohengrin
Wagner, “Good Friday Music” from Parsifal
Wagner, Overture to Tannhäuser

January 20, 2002
Franck, Le Chasseur Maudit
Bruckner, Symphony No. 4, “Romantic”

November 4, 2001
Arve Tellefsen, violin
Nielsen, Overture to Maskarade
Sibelius, Violin Concerto in D Minor
Stenhammar, Symphony No. 2 in G Minor

September 30, 2001
Anthony Hewitt, piano
Prokofiev, Selections from Romeo and Juliet
Liebermann, Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2
Respighi, Pines of Rome