Hartford Symphony Orchestra
Mascagni “Intermezzo” from Cavalleria rusticana
Haydn Symphony No. 104 in D Major, “London”
Sarasate Fantasy on Bizet’s Carmen, Op. 25
Poulenc “Allegro ma non troppo” from Concerto for Two Pianos in D minor
Anderson & Roe duets to be announced
Carolyn Kuan conductor
Anderson & Roe Piano Duo piano
It’s a night of epic love for our annual Valentine’s weekend program, featuring the dynamic Anderson & Roe Piano Duo! Mascagni’s one-act opera Cavalleria rusticana tells the doomed tale of a love affair that ends with a duel to the death. Its lush, dramatic “Intermezzo” is considered one of the single most attractive tunes in operatic history. Haydn’s invigorating Symphony No. 104 in D Major, “London,” was written in tribute to the city he had come to adore (and that adored him right back!). Sarasate’s raw, virtuosic Fantasy on Bizet’s Carmen pays tribute to Bizet’s beloved opera, the tragic love story of soldier Don Jose and the fiery gypsy Carmen. Poulenc’s “Allegro ma non troppo” from Concerto for Two Pianos in D minor is effervescent and sentimental. Plus, Anderson & Roe will delight with lush piano duos! The Alexander Campbell McNally and Tina Mahar McNally Memorial Concert.
Please join us for a pre-concert talk led by Carolyn Kuan one hour prior to to the concert.