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Tchaikovsky 5 + World Premiere

Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

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Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

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Ward Stare, conductor
Erik Behr, oboe
  The Dr. Jacques M. Lipson Chair

HAYDN  Symphony No. 22, “The Philosopher”                      
ALLEN SHAWN  Oboe Concerto (World Premiere-RPO Commission)
TCHAIKOVSKY  Symphony No. 5        

Dive into the depths of Tchaikovsky’s Fifth, a sweeping musical cosmos filled with brooding darkness and aching beauty. The symphony’s colossal ending—replete with blazing brass fanfares and thunderous timpani—is guaranteed to leave you exhilarated. A not-to-be-missed evening also features the grand unveiling of Allen Shawn’s Oboe Concerto, an RPO-commissioned work that was written specifically for RPO Principal Oboe Erik Behr.

Join conductors and special guests for a free, fun, and lively discussion about the music before each Philharmonics Series concert. Talks start one hour before the concert and end with ample time for you to refresh before the concert begins. Talks are held on the orchestra level of the Eastman Theatre.

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This performance, and the commissioning of Allen Shawn's Oboe Concerto, was made possible by generous support from Ron and Susan Fielding.

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