FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2019
A CONCERT OF ACADEMIC CELEBRATION
McAllen Performing Arts Center
801 Convention Center Blvd.
Haysun Kang, piano
ABOUT THIS CONCERT
-Featured soloist Haysun Kang is an accomplished pianist and laureate of numerous competitions who last performed with the VSO in 2010
-"The Barber of Seville" overture is featured in a well-known and loved Looney Tunes cartoon, "The Rabbit of Seville"
-Elgar's "Pomp and Circumstance" was featured in Disney's Fantasia 2000
-Shostakovich is mostly known for heavy, political compositions. His second piano concerto, featured on this concert, was written as a gift for his son, Maxim. It is an energetic, lighthearted piece of music that showcases the piano.
Join the Valley Symphony Orchestra for what patrons say is "the most elegant evening in the Valley." Maestro Peter Dabrowski invites you to the season premiere, Back To School: A concert of academic celebration. The evening will feature iconic works such as Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance and Liszt's Les Préludes. Special guest Haysun Kang will join the symphony to perform Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 2. Kang, known for her "immaculate technique and flawless dexterity" last performed with the VSO in 2010.