RUSSIAN PORTRAITS

Concert-2Saturday, January 10, 2014 8:00 pm
First Baptist Church, Newton
Price Range: $18 – $73

Kevin Rhodes conductor
Yevgeny Kutik violin
Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra

SERGEI PROKOFIEV (1891-1953)

Symphony No. 1 “Classical”  
Allegro  
Larghetto  
Gavotta: Non troppo allegro  
Finale: Molto vivace  
Violin Concerto No. 2
Allegro moderato  
Andante assai  
Allegro, ben marcato  

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893)

Serenade for Strings  
Pezzo in forma di sonatina: Andante non troppo — Allegro moderato  
Valse: Moderato — Tempo di valse  
Élégie: Larghetto elegiaco  
Finale (Tema russo): Andante — Allegro con spirit  

Kevin Rhodes takes us on a neoclassical journey of Russian simplicity and textual clarity with Prokofiev’s First Symphony and Tchaikovsky’s majestic Serenade for Strings. Yevgeny Kutik, in his first Pro Arte appearance, explores Prokofiev’s folk melodies as they reach their energetic conclusion.