Elizabeth Pitcairn will perform a concerto with “attractive melodies and colorful virtuosity and orchestration” on the red Mendelssohn Stradivarius violin with the Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Feb. 14 in the CVIC Hall in Minden. The orchestra and chorus will perform Mendelssohn's “Elijah.”
Pitcairn will perform Henri Vieuxtemps’ “Violin Concerto No. 5.”
Written by Vieuxtemps, a Belgian composer, who was renowned throughout his lifetime as one of the greatest virtuoso violinists of all time.
He wrote seven violin concertos, plus two for cello, various other works for violin and orchestra, and a range of chamber music, though it is for those seven violin concertos that he will be best remembered.
Of the seven concertos, it is the fifth, written 1858-59, with its attractive melodies and colorful virtuosity and orchestration, which continues to attract performers.
The piece is on the short side, with movements virtually continuous, the cadenza linking the first and second movements and the work ending with a very short Allegro con fuoco.
To purchase tickets, contact the Carson Valley Arts Council at 775-782-8207 or stop by the CVAC office at 1572 H 395, Minden, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Tickets will also be available at the door 30 minutes prior to the concert.
General admission for adults is $30; seniors (65-plus) $25; and Youth (under 23) admitted free, in nonreserved seating.
• Premium seating for adults is $50; seniors (65-plus) $45; and Youth (under 23) $25. Sit closest to the soloist and orchestra.
• Preferred seating for adults is $40; seniors (65-plus) $35; and Youth (under 23) $15. Closer to the soloist and orchestra than general admission, not as close as premium.
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