Virginia Arts Festival: Russian Spectacular

ss11-WEB-bell-150Hampton Roads, Virginia is comprised of dozens of cities and towns on a peninsula with roots that go back 400 years. It’s also the home of one of the newest – and most ambitious – arts festivals in the Southeast. This week JoAnn Falletta conducts the Virginia Symphony and special guest, violinist Joshua Bell, playing Tchaikovsky’s ever-popular concerto.  The program is hosted by Mike McKay and Lauren Rico.

PROKOFIEV: Cinderella Suites No. 1-3
Virginia Symphony Orchestra
JoAnn Falletta, conductor

TCHAIKOVSKYViolin Concerto in D major
Joshua Bell, violin
Virginia Symphony Orchestra
JoAnn Falletta, conductor

VIEUXTEMPS: Variations on Yankee Doodle
Joshua Bell, violin

BEETHOVEN: Sonata in F Major
Anna Petrova, piano

RAVEL: Sonatine
Anna Petrova, piano

BRITTENHymn to St. Cecilia
Chanticleer
Matthew Oltman, director 

(Original performance April 23, 2011)

Listen to the entire program: Virginia Arts Festival: Russian Spectacular





Billboard and Introduction to Prokofiev's Cinderella - Mike McKay and Lauren Rico





Sergei Prokofiev: Cinderella Suites Nos. 1-3
Virginia Symphony Orchestra
JoAnn Falletta, conductor





Introduction to Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto - Mike McKay and Lauren Rico





Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major
Joshua Bell, violin
Virginia Symphony Orchestra
JoAnn Falletta, conductor





Introduction to Vieuxtemps' Variation on Yankee Doodle - Mike McKay and Lauren Rico





Henri Vieuxtemps: Variations on Yankee Doodle
Joshua Bell, violin





End of first half - Mike McKay and Lauren Rico





Introduction to Beethoven's Sonata in F Major - Mike McKay and Lauren Rico





Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata in F Major
Anna Petrova, piano





Introduction to Ravel's Sonatine - Mike McKay and Lauren Rico





Maurice Ravel: Sonatine
Anna Petrova, piano





Introduction to Britten's Hymn to St. Cecilia - Mike McKay and Lauren Rico





Benjamin Britten: Hymn to St. Cecilia
Chanticleer
Matthew Oltman, director





End of the show - Mike McKay and Lauren Rico