• NIELSEN Overture to Maskarade
• PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 2
• RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2
Be swept off your feet with a program of smoky romance and fiery virtuosity. Norwegian conductor Rune Bergmann makes his Sarasota Orchestra debut in a program featuring Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2. Its passionate melodies and lush orchestration thread through well-known songs and movie scores today. Violinist Stella Chen, winner of the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition, performs Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2. This showpiece is packed with soaring melodies, lively dances, and dazzling violin pyrotechnics. The program begins with the rousing overture to Danish composer Carl Nielsen’s opera Maskarade.