Clinton Smith, conductor and piano
Elgar – Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20
Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488
Kai-Young Chan – Seeking, Searching
Elgar – From the Bavarian Highlands, Op. 27
When his publisher declared the Serenade for Strings “practically unsaleable,” Edward Elgar offered it to another firm; it would become one of Elgar’s most successful works, as well as one of his personal favorites. Mozart led a troubled and all-too-brief life, but in Vienna over a particularly happy and productive six months, he composed The Marriage of Figaro as well as three of his most brilliant piano concertos. Music director Clinton Smith will play Mozart’s K. 488, conducting from the keyboard. Elgar’s From the Bavarian Highlands depicts the picturesque countryside he and his wife visited while on a vacation together. Plus, a world premiere from the winner of the 2016 OSSCS Composer Competition.
Tickets: $25 ($20 seniors; $10 students; youth free)