Violin superstar Sirena Huang performs Dvorak's Violin Concerto on a program also featuring Maestro Raffaele Livio Ponti and Punta Gorda Symphony performing Pizzetti's magical La Pisanella and three-time Grammy-winner Jennifer Higdon's To The Point.
BARBER | Essay No.1
DVOraK | Violin Concerto in A minor, featuring Sirena Huang, violin
JENNIFER HIGDON | To the Point
ILDEBRANDO PIZZETTI | La Pisanella
Adult - $65
Student/Youth - $15
January 16, 2021 | 7:30PM
Charlotte Performing Arts Center
701 Carmalita Street, Punta Gorda
HEALTH AND SAFETY
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ABOUT THE 2021/22 SEASON
This highly anticipated season offers a long-awaited return to normal concert operations, featuring six mainstage concerts, three outdoor chamber ensembles, renowned guest artists, and revered symphonic works that will be music to the ears of Southwest Floridians eager for live concert experiences inside and outside the concert hall.
The season will feature well-known titles by Copland, Dvorak, Stravinsky, and Tchaikovsky, and will showcase the music of three women: living composer and Grammy award-winner Jennifer Higdon, the legendary Judy Garland, and Florence Price - the groundbreaking composer who was the first African American to have a composition played by a major orchestra.
Other trailblazers featured this season include living Mexican composer Arturo Marquez, from which audiences will hear a revival of the Cuban-derived danzón popular in Mexican dance halls in the 90's, and African-American composer George Walker, one of America's most honored composers, whose works have been performed by every major orchestra in the country, and who was the first African-American composer to win a Pulitzer Prize for music. Additional programming highlights include Paul McCartney's "Spiral" at the March 6, 2022 concert.
Among the guest artists audiences will see this season, two are women: violinist Sirena Huang, first-place prize winner of the 2017 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition, and soprano Joan Ellison, Judy Garland's connoisseur praised by Michael Feinstein for her "vocal prowess....[and] organic grasp of the classic songs."
The virtuosity of Punta Gorda Symphony's own musicians will also be on full display as Principal Percussion Dean Anderson performs as a featured soloist for Creston's Concertino for Marimba and Orchestra on November 21, 2021, and Concertmaster Ming Gao is featured in Scheherazade on the February 6, 2022 program.
For press inquiries contact Craig Badinger at 941-205-5996 x4 or craig@PGSymphony.org.
Adult: USD 65.00
Time: 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm