Romeo and Juliet
January 23rd - 8pm
Bella Hristova Violin
Glazunov Intermezzo Romantico
Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1
Prokofiev Suite from "Romeo and Juliet"
Join us in the First Niagara Community Room for Classics in the Evening, a pre-concert talk hosted by Brian Hannah before every Symphonic concert starting at 7:15pm.
This concert will feature the drama and passion of Russian music, beginning with Glazunov’s glowing Intermezzo Romantico, a musical tribute to the language and spirit of Tchaikovsky. We then introduce young Bulgarian-American violinist, Bella Hristova, who will inhabit the dark corners of Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto with virtuosity and her intense musical personality. The evening’s centerpiece is Prokofiev’s beautiful and searing ballet score from Romeo and Juliet. Brilliantly evoking the conflict between the Montagues and Capulets while also capturing the intimacy of young love between Romeo and Juliet, this is a score rife with special details and sonic surprises.