Glinka's Kamarinskaya pioneered the symphonic arrangement of Russian folk tunes. The Russian symphonic school is all in Kamarinskaya as the whole oak is in the acorn, wrote Tchaikovsky. In his own Violin Concerto, Tchaikovsky made the virtuosity of the soloist sparkle against a lyrical backdrop. Later, an exquisite slow movement gives way to a folk-inspired finale that serves up a dazzling array of pyrotechnics. Benjamin Beilman’s skillful approach will masterfully navigate Tchaikovsky’s inspired score. Finally, the program is rounded out with Shostakovich's delightful and studiously apolitical Ninth — a thoroughly engaging comedy of musical wit.
Saturday, March 25 — 8 pm
Sunday, March 26 — 3 pm
Eckart Preu, conductor
Benjamin Beilman, violin
Mikhail Glinka — Kamarinskaya
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky — Violin Concerto
Dmitri Shostakovich — Symphony No. 9 (musician's choice)
Ticket prices for this concert are $15 to $54; $10 for youth 17 and under. Tickets may be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague Avenue, or by calling 509-624-1200. They are also available online and at all TicketsWest outlets.