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Courtney Talks About Music

Courtney Lewis introduces the music for each Jacksonville Symphony concert

 

2016-17 Season

Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony

MAHLER   Symphony No. 2, Resurrection

 

Tchaikovsky's "Pathétique"

STRAVINKSY   Violin Concerto in D
TCHAIKOVSKY   Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, Pathétique
Ayano Ninomiya, violin

 

Canellakis Conducts Shostakovich

BEETHOVEN   Egmont Overture
SHOSTAKOVICH   Symphony No. 15 in B major

 

Classical Cornerstones

WEBER   Oberon Overture
BARTOK   Divertimento for String Orchestra, Sz.113, BB.118
LIGETI   Piano Concerto
HAYDN   Symphony No. 96 in D major, Hoboken I/96
Shai Wosner, piano

 

Lang Lang - Gala and Concert

BERLIOZ   Selections from Roméo et Juliette
BARTOK   Piano Concerto No. 2
PROKOFIEV   Selections from Romeo and Juliet
Lang Lang, piano

 

French Connection

BERLIOZ   Roman Carnival Overture
DUTILLEUX   Métaboles
RAVEL   Piano Concerto in G Major
RAVEL   La valse
Michael McHale, piano

 

Mozart and McGill

BEETHOVEN   Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36
MOZART   Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622
SIBELIUS   Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 105
Anthony McGill, clarinet

 

Hansel and Gretel

HUMPERDINCK   Hänsel und Gretel

 

The Dream of Gerontius

ELGAR   The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38

 

Bachtoberfest Masterworks Series Concerts

HANDEL   Water Music Suite
VIVALDI   La Folia
BACH   Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
BACH   Brandenburg Concerto No. 4

 

Rachmaninoff and the Rite

ANDERSON   Imagin’d Corners
STRAVINSKY   The Rite of Spring
RACHMANINOFF   Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
Inon Barnatan, piano

 

2015-16 Season

Jacksonville Symphony Gala

Jacksonville Symphony Music Director, Courtney Lewis, talks about the pieces featured in the 2015-2016 Gala featuring, American violinist, Joshua Bell.

SALONEN   Helix
SIBELIUS   Karelia Suite
TCHAIKOVSKY   Violin Concerto

 

Gustav Holst’s suite, The Planets

Courtney Lewis hosts a new series of video program notes to each Masterworks concert. In this first introduction, he discusses John Adam’s A Short Ride in a Fast Machine, Haydn’s Symphony No. 90 and Gustav Holst’s suite, The Planets.

 

Piano Dialogue

Jacksonville Symphony Music Director, Courtney Lewis, gives an in-depth look at the pieces featured on the second Masterworks concert of the 2015-2016 season.

SHOSTAKOVICH   Festival Overture
MOZART   Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra
STRAVINSKY   Pétrouchka (1947 version)
Christina and Michelle Naughton, piano
Vladimir Kulenovic, conductor

 

Symphonic Dances

Jacksonville Symphony Music Director, Courtney Lewis, gives an inside look at the three Russian composers featured on the third Masterworks performance of the 2015-2016 season.

STRAVINSKY   Symphony in Three Movements
PROKOFIEV   Violin Concerto No. 2
RACHMANINOFF   Symphonic Dances
Arnaud Sussman, violin

 

La Mer

Jacksonville Symphony Music Director, Courtney Lewis, discusses the the fourth Masterworks concert of the 2015-2016 season.

FAURÉ   Pelléas et Mélisande
SCHUMANN   Cello Concerto
SCHUMANN   Overture, Scherzo and Finale
DEBUSSY   La Mer
Nicolas Alstaedt, cello

 

Mozart's Great Mass

Jacksonville Symphony Music Director, Courtney Lewis, discusses the repertoire included on the fifth Masterworks concert of the 2015-2016 season.

STRAVINKSY   Apollon musagète
MOZART   Mass in C minor, Great
Kiera Duffy, soprano
Jeanine De Bique, soprano
Lawrence Wiliford, tenor
Nathan Stark, bass
Jacksonville Symphony Chorus

 

Hagen, Stern and Shostakovich

Jacksonville Symphony Music Director, Courtney Lewis, discusses the repertoire featured on the sixth Masterworks performance of the 2015-2016 season.

VERDI   Overture to La Forza del Destino
BRUCH   Violin Concerto
SHOSTAKOVICH   Symphony No. 10
Michael Stern, conductor
William Hagen, violin

 

Beethoven and Barber

Jacksonville Symphony Music Director, Courtney Lewis, discusses the repertoire included on the eighth Florida Blue Masterworks concert of the 2015-2016 season.

BEETHOVEN   Overture No. 2 to Leonore
BARBER   Cello Concerto
SIBELIUS   Symphony No. 2
Alban Gerhardt, cello

 

Beethoven and Bruckner

Jacksonville Symphony Music Director, Courtney Lewis, discusses the repertoire included on the ninth Masterworks concert of the 2015-2016 season.

BEETHOVEN   Piano Concerto No. 3
BRUCKNER   Symphony No. 6
Shai Wosner, piano

 

Beethoven's Symphony No. 9

Jacksonville Symphony Music Director, Courtney Lewis, discusses the repertoire included on the final Masterworks concert of the 2015-2016 season.

ADÈS   Asyla
BEETHOVEN   Symphony No.9
Karin Wolverton, soprano
Stacey Rishoi, mezzo-soprano
Noah Stewart, tenor
Evan Boyer, bass
Jacksonville Symphony Chorus