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Kansas City Symphony Classical Series: Elation and Reformation: Saint-Saëns plus Mendelssohn

Description: Jun Märkl, guest conductor Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello WEBERN Passacaglia, op. 1 DEBUSSY En blanc et noir SAINT-SAËNS Cello Concerto No. 1 MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 5, “Reformation” Saint-Saëns’ First Cello Concerto, a longtime favorite of distinguished soloists, is a taut, unified work, with numerous opportunities for both lyrical expression and bravura fireworks. In the “Reformation” Symphony, Mendelssohn weaves such liturgical music as the “Dresden Amen” and “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” into a moving and spiritual orchestral work performed by the Kansas City Symphony. Austrian composer Webern’s first published composition, Passacaglia, is a brilliant combination of Baroque structure and Romantic expression. Debussy’s colorful and evocative work for two pianos, En blanc et noir, glistens in this orchestration. Tickets start at $25. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony


Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 14:00


Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center

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