Arizona Musicfest Festival Orchestra - Beethoven & Bernstein
La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church - 6300 E Bell Rd., Scottsdale 85254, AZ US
Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 Olga Kern, piano The striking young Russian pianist and 2001 Van Cliburn Piano Competition Gold Medalist Olga Kern makes her much-anticipated Musicfest debut performing Rachmaninoff’s electrifying Piano Concerto No. 3. Maestro Robert Moody and the Festival Orchestra begin the evening with Copland’s brilliant Fanfare for the Common Man, followed by the stunning Symphony No. 5 by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius.
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 Bates: Timor et Tremor Arizona Musicfest Chorus; Dr. Sharon A. Hansen, Director Bernstein: Symphony No. 3, "Kaddish" Jamie Bernstein, narrator Mary Wilson, soprano Arizona Musicfest Chorus; Dr. Sharon A. Hansen, Director Phoenix Children's Chorus Bernstein: "Simple Song" from Mass Mary Wilson, soprano The Festival Orchestra Week finale pairs Beethoven’s iconic Symphony No. 5—one of music’s best known works—with a tribute to one of America’s best known composer-conductors. Musicfest honors the centennial of Leonard Bernstein with his monumental Kaddish Symphony. Narrated by the composer’s daughter, Jamie Bernstein, this massive work for orchestra, adult and children’s choruses and soloist offers a moving and virtuosic display of musicianship and emotion.