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Posted on: Monday, January 22, 2001

Honolulu Symphony 2001-2002 MasterWorks schedule

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 Welcher’s "Spumanti," Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major, Mussorgsky’s "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, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3.

Nov. 3 and 4: Jon Kimura Parker Plays Beethoven, with Wong conducting. Kimura is an acclaimed pianist. Program: Beethoven’s "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 orchestra’s principal cellist. Program: Ibert’s "Divertissement," Lalo’s Cello Concerto in D minor, and Saint-Saens’ Symphony No. 3, "The Organ Symphony."

Nov. 24 and 25: The Eroica Trio — Beethoven’s Triple Concert, with Wong conducting. The Grammy-winning Eroica Trio features Erika Nickrenz on piano, Adela Pe–a on violin and Sara Sant’Ambrogio on cello. Program: Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 2, Triple Concerto and Symphony No. 2.

Dec. 29 and 30: New Year’s Special — Beethoven’s Ninth, with Wong conducting. Also featuring the Oahu Choral Society, in Beethoven’s celebratory classic. Program: Bach’s Suite No. 3, Beethoven’s 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: Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2, Stravinsky’s "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 symphony’s principal percussionist. Program: Weber’s "Der Freischutz" Overture, Schumann’s Concertstuck, Schwantner’s Percussion Concerto, Bernstein’s "On the Waterfront."

March 24 and 26: Sarah Chang and Tchaikovsky’s "Winter Dreams," with Wong conducting. Violinist Chang is a former Newcomer of the Year and Avery Fisher Prize winner. Program: Rimsky-Korsakov’s "Russian Easter" Overture, Goldmark’s Violin Concerto in A minor, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 1, "Winter Dreams."

March 31 and April 2: Easter Special — Wagner’s "Ride of the Valkyries," with Wong conducting. Program: Wagner’s "Parsifal: Good Friday Spell" and "Ride of the Valkyries," Bruckner’s 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: Mozart’s "Don Giovanni" Overture, Barber’s Violin Concerto, Debussy’s "Danses sacree et profane," Stravinsky’s "Danses concertantes," Brahms’ "Hungarian Dances."

April 21 and 23: Iggy Takes Centerstage, with Grant Llewellen conducting. Symphony concertmaster Ignace Jang, violinist, solos. Program: Walton’s "Orb and Sceptor," Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto, Britten’s "Peter Grimes: Four seas interludes" and "Young person’s guide to the orchestra."

May 19 and 21: Selections from "Turandot!," with Wong conducting. Also featuring the Oahu Choral Society. Program: Busoni’s Turandot Suite, Puccini’s Highlights from Turandot.

May 26 and 28: Pepe Romero Plays Rodrigo’s "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: Falla’s "Three-Cornered Hat," Rodrigo’s "Concierto de Aranjuez," Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7.

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