Tchaikovsky’s 1812, Saturday, February 24, 2018, 6 pm, Popejoy Hall
Karen Gomyo, violin
SMETANA Vltava (The Moldau)
PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major
TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet
TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture
Remember the music behind that old television commercial with cereal shot from cannons? That’s Tchaikovsky’s celebrated, spectacular, and triumphant 1812 Overture, commemorating victory over Napoleon. The evening’s program also includes Smetana’s exuberant Vltava (The Moldau) and Prokofiev’s ravishing and rhythmic Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, featuring internationally renowned violinist Karen Gomyo.