Zhang Conducts Tchaikovsky
XIAN ZHANG conductor
SARA DANESHPOUR piano
ERIC WYRICK violin
JONATHAN SPITZ cello
ROBERT INGLISS oboe
ROBERT WAGNER bassoon
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Sumptuous favorites by Tchaikovsky frame an enticing pair of showpieces for solo players. A quartet of NJSO principals takes the spotlight in a Haydn gem, while pianist Sara Daneshpour, cited by The Washington Post for creating “transfixing poetry,” stars in the premiere of Danielpour’s Carnival.
TCHAIKOVSKY Suite from Sleeping Beauty
Passionate yet elegant; only Tchaikovsky can bring a fairytale so vividly to life.
DANIELPOUR Carnival of the Ancients for Piano and Orchestra (World Premiere)
The latest from Danielpour, a favorite of NJSO audiences and “an outstanding composer for any time”(New York Daily News).
HAYDN Sinfonia concertante
Violin, cello, oboe and bassoon are center stage in this lively concerto filled with wit and invention.
TCHAIKOVSKY Francesca da Rimini
The composer shows his tempestuous side in this tale of doomed love inspired by Dante’s Inferno.