Adam discusses Rachmaninoff, Mussorgsky and Chopin for the upcoming program "Music's Darkest Harvest" at Benaroya Hall, October 26, 2013.
In a concert focusing on the world of theater, Russian-born masters Dmitri Shostakovich and Igor Stravinsky remind us why their music is forever gripping and appealing. Shostakovich's score for the Russian film version of Hamlet is music of almost unbearable drama, and Stravinsky's ever-popular ballet Petrouchka is presented here in its original opulent scoring. SPO Don Bushell Competition winner Felicity James is featured in Saint-Saëns' lyrical Violin Concerto No. 3.
Benaroya Hall houses two performance halls in a complex that is thoroughly integrated into downtown Seattle. Occupying an entire city block at the very core of the city, the development celebrates the vital role of performance events while maintaining the continuity of commercial life along one avenue and providing a much-needed public space, in the form of a terraced garden, along another.
Hamlet, Op. 116 (incidental music to Kozinstev’s film)
Concerto No. 3 in b for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 61
Felicity James, violin (2014 Don Bushell Competition winner)
Petrouchka (original 1911 version)