Oct. 14 and 16: Cho-Liang Lin Plays Tchaikovsky, with Wong conducting. Lin is a Chinese-American violinist known for his technical mastery and interpretive skills. Program: Dan Welchers "Spumanti," Tchaikovskys Violin Concerto in D Major, Mussorgskys "Pictures at an Exhibition."
Oct. 21 and 23: Toradze Shines The Rach Three, with Wong conducting. Pianist Alexander Toradze, with roots in Tbilisi, Georgia, graduated from the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow. Program: Brahms Serenade No. 1, D Major, Rachmaninoffs Piano Concerto No. 3.
Nov. 3 and 4: Jon Kimura Parker Plays Beethoven, with Wong conducting. Kimura is an acclaimed pianist. Program: Beethovens "Coriolan" Overture, the Piano Concerto No. 4, and the Symphony No. 7.
Nov. 11 and 13: Gregory Dubay Plays Lalo French Festival 2001, with Wong conducting. Dubay is the orchestras principal cellist. Program: Iberts "Divertissement," Lalos Cello Concerto in D minor, and Saint-Saens Symphony No. 3, "The Organ Symphony."
Nov. 24 and 25: The Eroica Trio Beethovens Triple Concert, with Wong conducting. The Grammy-winning Eroica Trio features Erika Nickrenz on piano, Adela Pea on violin and Sara SantAmbrogio on cello. Program: Beethovens Leonore Overture No. 2, Triple Concerto and Symphony No. 2.
Dec. 29 and 30: New Years Special Beethovens Ninth, with Wong conducting. Also featuring the Oahu Choral Society, in Beethovens celebratory classic. Program: Bachs Suite No. 3, Beethovens Symphony No. 9, "Choral."
Jan. 6 and 8: Jon Nakamatsu Plays Chopin, with Anne Manson, guest-conducting. Pianist Nakamatsu is a former winner of the Van Cliburn Piano Competition; Manson is music director of the Kansas City Symphony. Program: Chopins Piano Concerto No. 2, Stravinskys "Petrouchka."
March 10 and 12: Bang the Drum Slowly!, with percussionist James Lee Wyatt III and a guest conductor to be announced. Wyatt is the symphonys principal percussionist. Program: Webers "Der Freischutz" Overture, Schumanns Concertstuck, Schwantners Percussion Concerto, Bernsteins "On the Waterfront."
March 24 and 26: Sarah Chang and Tchaikovskys "Winter Dreams," with Wong conducting. Violinist Chang is a former Newcomer of the Year and Avery Fisher Prize winner. Program: Rimsky-Korsakovs "Russian Easter" Overture, Goldmarks Violin Concerto in A minor, and Tchaikovskys Symphony No. 1, "Winter Dreams."
March 31 and April 2: Easter Special Wagners "Ride of the Valkyries," with Wong conducting. Program: Wagners "Parsifal: Good Friday Spell" and "Ride of the Valkyries," Bruckners Symphony No. 8.
April 6 and 7: Anne Akiko Meyers Symphonic Dances, with Wong conducting. Violinist Meyers has won the Avery Fischer Career Grant Award. Also featuring Connie Uejio, symphony harpist. Program: Mozarts "Don Giovanni" Overture, Barbers Violin Concerto, Debussys "Danses sacree et profane," Stravinskys "Danses concertantes," Brahms "Hungarian Dances."
April 21 and 23: Iggy Takes Centerstage, with Grant Llewellen conducting. Symphony concertmaster Ignace Jang, violinist, solos. Program: Waltons "Orb and Sceptor," Shostakovichs Violin Concerto, Brittens "Peter Grimes: Four seas interludes" and "Young persons guide to the orchestra."
May 19 and 21: Selections from "Turandot!," with Wong conducting. Also featuring the Oahu Choral Society. Program: Busonis Turandot Suite, Puccinis Highlights from Turandot.
May 26 and 28: Pepe Romero Plays Rodrigos "Concierto de Aranjuez," with Wong conducting. Classical guitarist Romero, who established the Romeros Quartet guitar ensemble, has played at the White House for the president, the Vatican for the Pope, and in Spain for Prince Charles and King Juan Carlos and Queen Sophia. Program: Fallas "Three-Cornered Hat," Rodrigos "Concierto de Aranjuez," Dvoraks Symphony No. 7.
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