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MasterWorks Concerts

Music of Russia

3/4/2017 8:00 PM
Wharton Center for Performing Arts

Timothy Muffitt, Conductor
Dmitri Berlinsky, Violin

SCHNITTKE - Suite from “The Dead Souls Register”
GLAZUNOV - Violin Concerto
SHOSTAKOVICH - Symphony No. 5

World-renowned violinist and Michigan State University professor Dmitri Berlinsky brings Glazunov’s Violin Concerto to life, lush and romantic in its entirety. Then, embark on an emotional ride that is Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony, a work as spectacular as it is enigmatic.

 

 

 

Rhythm in Blue, World Premiere

5/19/2017 8:00 PM
Wharton Center for Performing Arts

Timothy Muffitt, Conductor
Lisa Pegher, Percussion

SMETANA - Three Dances from “The Bartered Bride”
DOOLEY - Percussion Concerto, World Premiere
TORKE - Bright Blue Music
TCHAIKOVSKY - Romeo & Juliet Fantasy

The season comes to a close with an exciting world premiere by Ann Arbor composer, Paul Dooley. His Percussion Concerto comes alive by the hands of talented musician, Lisa Pegher, described as “forcefully balletic” (Boston Globe) and “tremendous” (New York Times). Get whisked away to the bittersweet sounds of Tchaikovsky’s romantic Romeo & Juliet Fantasy, the poetic ending to a memorable season!