Festive opening concert with Hilary Hahn & Houston Symphony.
Overture to West Side Story- Leonard Bernstein
Serenade for Solo Violin, Strings, Harp and Percussion, after Plato's Symposium — Leonard Bernstein
Symphony No. 7 in D minor, op. 70 — Antonín Dvořák
Andrés Orozco-Estrada (Conductor)
Hilary Hahn (Violin)
With his Symphony No.7, Antonín Dvořák explicitly intended to “shake the world”. And he was very succesful. His symphony is an overwhelming masterpiece of romanticism, at the same time Czech and universal. Before that, though, Hilary Hahn stars in the Serenade after Plato’s Symposium. In it, a series of illustrious guests from Greek antiquity give their thoughts about every aspect of love. For his world-renowned musical West Side Story, Bernstein looked a little closer to home. He catapulted the immortal Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare into 1950s New York. All the greatest hits and evergreens are covered in the suite that he distilled from the musical.