Happy Hour concerts offer free, 60-minute programs with a guest soloist and commentary from the stage throughout the evening. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Concerts begin at 6:30 pm. Admission is free. Cash bar. Free appetizers. No intermission.
Led by CSO Associate Conductor Peter Stafford Wilson, Dance Rhythms will feature Granville-based, 13-year-old guest pianist Gavin George who will explore the music of another young talent, Felix Mendelssohn, who wrote the G Minor Piano Concerto at barely 20 years of age. The Dance Rhythms Happy Hour program will also include John Adams’ surreal portrait of Madame Mao in his haunting foxtrot for orchestra, and Dvorak’s earthy series of energized and whimsical melodies in Slavonic Dances.
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