Milica Jelača Jovanović, piano
Adam Stern, conductor
Antonín Dvořák – Polonaise
Frédéric Chopin – Concerto No. 1 in E minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 11
Bedrich Smetana – The Moldau
Nana Forte – Incantation
Alexander Glazunov – The Seasons, Op. 67: Autumn
The Seattle Philharmonic launches the season with a concert comprised entirely of Slavic music: composers of Czech, Polish, Russian and Slovenian origin will be featured. Two staples of the concert repertoire will be spotlighted: Bedrich Smetana’s symphonic poem The Moldau and Frédéric Chopin’s hauntingly beautiful Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Serbian-born pianist Milica Jelača Jovanović as soloist. An intriguing and powerful work by Slovenian composer Nana Forte, Incantation, will receive its U. S. premiere. Autumn, the most popular portion of Alexander Glazunov’s radiant ballet score The Seasons, will be appropriately presented at this fall concert. A little-known delight by Antonín Dvořák, his Polonaise, completes the program.