July 12, 2021
This Summer, We Celebrate!
What are we celebrating? July and August will mark the Orchestra’s return to repertoire for large-scale, full-size ensembles. We’re talking about the drama of Richard Strauss’ Death and Transfiguration, the extraordinary soundscape of Dvořák’s New World Symphony and the sheer magnificence of Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony, all pieces scored for a larger orchestra than we’ve had onstage in 15 months.
These summer concerts also mark the debut of Jackie Parker as Creative Partner for Summer Programming, a role in which he’s curating programs for audiences, performing as pianist, and serving as a concert host. You can hear him play concertos by Florence Price, George Gershwin and Wolfang Amadè Mozart over the next two months, as well as a whirlwind piano fantasy that encompasses the entire Wizard of Oz in less than 10 (action-packed, very dramatic) minutes.
We’re also celebrating your return to the concert hall, with our capacity now reaching 50 percent of Orchestra Hall. We’ll have free music available before and after most concerts, beverages for purchase on Peavey Plaza, and musicians who cannot wait to perform for you, live.