Masterworks I. Dance, Dance, Revolution
Oct
19
7:30 PM19:30

Masterworks I. Dance, Dance, Revolution

Bartók:  Romanian Dances for String Orchestra

Debussy: Danse Sacrée et Profane

Jordan Thomas, Harp

Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances

Join us for Vlad’s premier Masterworks concert as Music Director! This program will feature some of the most exciting and dance-worthy works available for symphony orchestra. Jordan Thomas, who played with the KGS last year, will be featured as harp soloist in Debussy’s “Danse Sacreë et Profane.” This entrancing lullaby of a waltz, contrasted with Bartok’s other-worldly and rhythmic “Romanian Dances for String Orchestra” is sure to entertain audience members of all musical interests. The final piece of the program is Rachmaninov’s “Symphonic Dances,” featuring the entire symphony as well as alto saxophone (an instrument not typically present in Symphonic works).

The word “dance” contains an infinite number of musical styles, and Vlad’s selection of music showcases this diversity. This programming exemplifies Vlad’s goal of bringing “a new sense of programming style” to the KGS. Vlad hopes to “infuse this season with a combination of new compositions, varied orchestral sizes, and an overall change of dramatic pace in the concert hall.”

Individual tickets on sale starting September 16, 2019.

Prices:

Main Floor/Balcony- $20

Mezzanine- $30

Box (limited availability)- $40

Students with ID and anyone aged 18 or below- $5

Knox students with ID- Free

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Masterworks II. Winds of Change
Nov
23
7:30 PM19:30

Masterworks II. Winds of Change

Mozart:   Serenade No. 12 in C minor

Rozman:      “Phoenix” for Flute and Orchestra

Jeiran Hasan, Flute

Brahms:      Violin Concerto No. 4 in D,   K. 218



As with our first Masterworks concert, this performance will spotlight the many talents of our musicians. “Winds of Change” begins with Mozart’s Serenade No. 12 in C minor (“Nacht Musique”), a piece performed entirely by our woodwind section. This Classical standard will be followed by “Phoenix” for flute and orchestra, a contemporary piece of Anže Rozman’s. Primarily a composer for film and media, you may have already heard Rozman’s music on The Simpsons, or any of several Netflix, PBS, BBC, and CBS shows that he has composed for. As with the first Masterworks concert, this performance ends with the full force of the symphony, playing Brahms’ “Variations on St. Anthony Chorale.” With our wind instruments being heavily featured on the first half, including our own Jeiran Hasan as flute soloist for “Phoenix,” this program also demonstrates Vlad’s goal to feature “the orchestra as soloists.”

Individual tickets on sale starting September 16, 2019.

Prices:

Main Floor/Balcony- $20

Mezzanine- $30

Box (limited availability)- $40

Students with ID and anyone aged 18 or below- $5

Knox students with ID- Free

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Masterworks III. Fate of the Furious
Feb
22
7:30 PM19:30

Masterworks III. Fate of the Furious

Beethoven:        Overture to Fidelio

Tchaikovsky:       Fatum

Beethoven:   Symphony No. 5

If he were still alive today, Beethoven would be celebrating his 250th birthday in 2020. For this reason our third Masterworks concert will begin and end with two beloved works of his. The program opens with Beethoven’s “Overture to Fidelio,” which begins our concert on an exciting and easily recognizable note. Following this is Tchaikovsky’s “Fatum.” This piece was originally received so controversially that Tchaikovsky destroyed the manuscript and deemed the piece a failure. But after its release 3 years posthumously the piece has become a revered standard, and the KGS is excited to perform it under Vlad. This concert ends with Beethoven’s fifth Symphony in C minor, one of the most famous works of Western music ever composed. Unique to this program is that the entire symphony orchestra will be featured for all three pieces. By maximizing the strength of our sound, we hope to pay tribute to the grand and epic nature of Beethoven’s musical legacy.


Individual tickets on sale starting September 16, 2019.


Prices:

Main Floor/Balcony- $20

Mezzanine- $30

Box (limited availability)- $40

Students with ID and anyone aged 18 or below- $5

Knox students with ID- Free

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Masterworks IV. Concerto for Orchestra
Mar
28
7:30 PM19:30

Masterworks IV. Concerto for Orchestra

Mozart:      Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Pathétique, Op. 74

Janis Sakai, Violin

Bartók:      Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Major, Op. 102


Our fourth and final Masterworks concert features the string section as prominently as the woodwinds were featured in our second concert. The program, “Concerto for Orchestra,” will open with our own concertmaster Janis Sakai playing the solo for Mozart’s Violin Concerto in D major. The KGS is thrilled to be featuring our own musicians so much this season. The final piece of our 2019-2020 Masterworks Season is Bartok’s “Concerto for Orchestra.” In this concerto, the string section takes a role usually reserved for solo instrument, and the rest of the Symphony becomes their accompanist. This clever variation on the typical concerto format is a beloved and entertaining standard in the classical canon, ending our Masterworks Season with a bang.


Individual tickets on sale starting September 16, 2019.


Prices:

Main Floor/Balcony- $20

Mezzanine- $30

Box (limited availability)- $40

Students with ID and anyone aged 18 or below- $5

Knox students with ID- Free

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