In a style reminiscent of Glazunov, Stravinsky’s rhythmic Petrushka is the story of a mischievous puppet who comes to life. With his sidekicks, he transforms the orchestra into a theatrical performance of love and jealousy. The concert opens with Mozart’s tragic Idomeneo, which brings together fate, passion and despair under the baton of guest conductor Nicholas Carter. Violinist Karen Gomyo brings all of Glazunov’s romanticism and brilliance to life.
MOZART, Idomeneo, ballet music (excerpts)
GLAZUNOV, Violin Concerto
STRAVINSKY, Petrushka (1947)