Happy Hour concerts offer free, 60-minute programs with a moderator who will add commentary and interview the conductor throughout the evening. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Concerts begin at 6:30 pm. Admission is free. Cash bar. Free appetizers. No intermission.
Peter Stafford Wilson, conductor
Gavin George, piano
ADAMS: The Chairman Dances: Fox Trot for Orchestra
MENDELSSOHN: Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor
DVOŘÁK: Slavonic Dances, Nos. 1, 4, and 5
Whether your style is the uniform minimalist or reckless abandon of folk art, the two collide in this program that also affords the opportunity to hear the prodigious talents of pianist Gavin George from Granville. John Adams paints a surreal portrait of Madame Mao in his haunting Foxtrot for Orchestra while Antonin Dvořák reaches deep into his Czech heritage to create an earthy series of melodies both energized and whimsical in his Slavonic Dances. 14 year-old Gavin will explore the music of another young talent, Felix Mendelssohn, who wrote the G Minor Piano Concerto at barely 20 years of age. Hear the next phenomenal keyboard star and kick up your heels with the Columbus Symphony!