Orchestra Iowa presents an evening of Russian classics in their “Russian Masters” encore concert. The concert opens with Spring from a ballet by Glazunov, followed by Borodin’s Second Symphony. The symphony was composed over a stretch of six years, interrupted by the composer’s work on the theatre works Prince Igor and Mlada.
Violinist Brian Lewis has performed with orchestras and in recital across the globe, and is considered one of today’s leading violin virtuosos. He joins Orchestra Iowa for Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, one of the most technically difficult pieces in the violin repertoire. Tune in to Iowa Public Radio Classical on Monday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m. for this Symphonies of Iowa encore.
Tim Hankewich, conductor
Brian Lewis, violin
GLAZUNOV Spring from The Seasons
BORODIN Symphony No. 2
TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto
(Concert recorded May 1-2, 2015)