Notes on the season by William Schrickel, Music Director:
“Welcome to the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra’s 36th season and my 18th as the Music Director of the MSO. In celebration of MSO Composer Laureate Dominick Argento’s 90th birthday, our opening concert features a semi-staged production of The Boor, Argento’s one-act opera composed 60 years ago while he was a student of Howard Hanson, and we close our season with Hanson’s own Second Symphony. We honor the memory of Stanislaw Skrowaczewski with his Music at Night, and we showcase the Concerto for Orchestra of his Polish compatriot, Witold Lutoslawski. A program of Gunther Schuller and Mussorgsky highlights the close connection between visual and symphonic arts, and nestled between concerts with music of Bernstein, Brahms, Vaughan Williams, and Tchaikovsky is the local premiere of a P.D.Q. Bach Piano Concerto with pianist Jeffrey Biegel. Other soloists include MSO principal viola Heather Phillips and our returning MSO friends, singers Maria Jette, Jake Endres, and Vern Sutton.”
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