Barber’s Adagio for Strings

December 1-3, 2017


Guided by the talents of Joshua Weilerstein and the SPCO’s own Francisco Fullana, this program explores the wide reaching emotional resonance of works for string soloists and ensembles. Barber and Shostakovich’s expressive contributions bookend World War II, with the American Barber writing from a troubled Europe in the late 1930s and Shostakovich composing under the authoritarian gaze of Stalin’s Soviet Union in the late 1940s. Brooklyn-based Caroline Shaw’s Entr’acte finds contemporary energy in the 18th-century musical ideas that informed the vigorous Viennese innovation in Mozart’s third Violin Concerto.


Caroline Shaw
Entr’acte for String Orchestra

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Violin Concerto No. 3 in G

Samuel Barber
Adagio for Strings

Dmitri Shostakovich
Chamber Symphony in D Minor

Times & Locations

December 1, 2017 – 11:00 AM
Ordway Concert Hall

December 1, 2017 – 8:00 PM
Ordway Concert Hall

December 2, 2017 – 8:00 PM
Ordway Concert Hall

December 3, 2017 – 2:00 PM
Ted Mann

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