Jae-In Shin, violin
Adam Stern, conductor
Gershwin – An American in Paris
Haydn – Symphony No. 92 in G major “Oxford”
Sarasate – Carmen Fantasy
Arnold – Four Scottish Dances
Slonimsky – My Toy Balloon
Five different composers celebrate countries other than their homelands. Franz Joseph Haydn’s “Oxford” Symphony is one of music’s greatest thank-you gifts, written to acknowledge Haydn’s honorary doctorate from that august institution. George Gershwin’s An American in Paris and Malcolm Arnold’s Four Scottish Dances are musical picture-postcards of their composers’ travels. Bizet’s great opera Carmen is the basis for Pablo de Sarasate’s fiendishly virtuosic Carmen Fantasy for violin and orchestra. The concert opens with Nicolas Slonimsky’s My Toy Balloon, a set of variations on a charming Brazilian folksong.
Guest violinist Jae-In Shin has distinguished herself as one of the most promising artists, performing throughout Europe, North America and Asia since her concerto debut at age 10. She has made solo performances with the Seoul Symphony, UW Symphony, Daejeon Philharmonic and Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra, where she is also the concertmaster.
Tickets: $20 ($15 student/senior; $10 age 10 and under)