Thursday, March 19, 2020

7:30 PM

Rosarian Academy

1 hour and 35 minutes
807 N Flagler Dr, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Single tickets range from $20 - $100

About the Program

You've never heard the accordion like this! Italian American composer Paul Creston's Accordion Concerto brings the humble accordion to center stage in an incredibly virtuosic way. Rounds by prolific American composer David Diamond is unabashedly happy and bright. The concert's finale is Mendelssohn's energetic Symphony No. 4 in A Major inspired by the vibrancy of life in Italy.

Concert Highlights

  • Music Director Gerard Schwarz leads the orchestra.
  • Guest soloist Hanzhi Wang performs the unusual Accordion Concerto by Paul Creston, a self taught Italian American composer.
  • The featured recording of Diamond's Rounds for String Orchestra was conducted by Gerard Schwarz during his tenure as Music Director of the Seattle Symphony.

Program

Diamond Rounds for String Orchestra
Creston Concerto for Accordion and Orchestra
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 in A Major

Featured Artists

Gerard Schwarz, Music Director

Hanzhi Wang, accordion

What You'll Hear