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82ND CLASSICS SEASON TRIVIA

Leading up to the 2013-2014 Classics Season Announcement, we gave clues on Facebook and Twitter about details of the new season. Did you follow us? Check out the questions we asked below and test your classical music (and Charlotte Symphony) knowledge!

Questions

  1. What composer would be 100 this year? We'll perform works by this composer several times in our next Classics season.
  2. What piano concerto will make its Charlotte Symphony Premiere at our first Classics concert next season? (Hint this work is more than double our 'age')
  3. What 'out of this world' movement will we perform next Classics season that will have our Oratorio Singers of Charlotte Women's chorus singing offstage?
  4. In our second Classics program of next season we'll perform this violin concerto that the composer dedicated to a fellow composer who played the solo part at the premiere.
  5. Next fall we'll welcome this Irish Musician who's on a three-year plan to perform all of the Mozart piano concertos.  Who is this gentleman?
  6. What oratorio is widely regarded as one of the masterpieces of classical sacred music? This is part of next season's Classics Series!
  7. When we feature our Principal harpist next classics season, you might just leave the concert 'dancing'... What piece will be on the program?
  8. Name a composer from Charlotte. Name a conductor who lives (full-time!) in North Charlotte. They're both part of next year's Classics season!
  9. What pianist who shares the same homeland with our music director Christopher Warren-Green, will return to the Belk Theatre stage next season?

Answers

  1. Benjamin Britten. Featured in Classics 1 (Listen), Classics 6 (Listen), and Classics 8 (arrangement) (Listen)
  2. Lizst Piano Concerto No. 2 (Listen)
  3. Holst's The Planets (Listen)
  4. Saint-Saƫns's Violin Concerto No. 3 which he dedicated to Pablo de Sarasate (Listen)
  5. Finghin Collins
  6. Bach's St. Matthew Passion (Listen)
  7. Debussy's Dances Sacree et Profane (Listen)
  8. (Composer) Dan Locklair is from Charlotte and is Composer-in-Residence and Professor of Music at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem. (Conductor) Robert Moody is Music Director for the Winston-Salem Symphony (NC) and has lived in Lake Norman.
  9. Stephen Hough last performed with us in May 2011.

Posted in Classics. Tagged as Christopher Warren-Green, Classical, CSO Musicians, Haydn, History, Oratorio, Ravel, Rimsky-Korsakov, Sarasate.

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