January or February date (we won’t know the specific date til late next week)
“Renaissance and Renewal” concert
- Kick-off concert of the KCO’s Tenth Anniversary Season
- In the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place, Battery Park City
The title refers both the rebirth of Lower Manhattan since the KCO’s first concert at the Winter Garden ten years ago, and the reawakening of the importance of championing the values of truth and civility in these uncertain times.
- Program: world premiere of a new composition by Gary S. Fagin, an antiphonal Anniversary Fanfare, incorporating the Winter Garden balconies, followed by a work from the classical period, reflecting the chamber orchestra roots of the KCO.
- Violin virtuoso Elizabeth Pitcairn will return with the famous Red Stradivarius to play the beautiful A Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughan-Williams, a fitting tribute to the soaring Oculus visible from the Winter Garden’s eastern entrance. Ms. Pitcairn was featured in the KCO’s inaugural concert in the Winter Garden ten years ago.
- Three works, all commissioned by conductor Andre Kostelanetz in 1942: Here’s what Kostelanetz said about the commissions:
“In the weeks that followed our entrance into the war, I gave a great deal of thought to the manner in which music could be employed to mirror the magnificent spirit of our country. The greatness of a nation is expressed through its people and those people who have achieved greatness are the logical subjects for a series of musical portraits.