A Grand Bohemian Celebration

Conducted by: Sergey Bogza | Saturday, September 21, 7:00pm

Grand castles and beautiful landscapes set the scene for the Symphony’s 29th season opener. From Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances to Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, the Symphony traverses a musical landscape steeped in tradition and rich history and celebrates the contributions of renowned Czech composer Bedřich Smetana on the 200th anniversary of his birth. The romantic melodies from Don Quixote and familiar rhythms of the Beer Barrel Polka create lasting memories of opening night.



PROGRAM
Dvorak: Slavonic Dances
Svatováclavský Chorál
Suk: Meditation on the Old Bohemian Chorale
Minkus: Pas de deux from Don Quixote
Smetana: Three Dances from Bartered Bride
Smetana: The Moldau
Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody (arr. Nicholas Hersh)
Vejvoda: Beer Barrel Polka