The Johnstown Symphony Orchestra has reason to celebrate. Here’s their latest announcement on how they’re starting off a big milestone.
To honor the beginning of their historic 90th season, the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra is bringing one of the most renowned violinists in the world to perform for their October 20, 2018 season-opening concert.
Showcasing the strings of the orchestra, Maestro Andrés Crdenes will lead Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings from the concertmaster position. Highlighting the season’s theme of Tradition and Innovation, the concert includes a short and fiery work entitled Starburst by a contemporary composer Jessie Montgomery. Maestro Blachly describes this piece for string orchestra as “a delightful high-impact work for string orchestra, Starburst is a play on imagery of rapidly changing musical colors. Exploding gestures are juxtaposed with gentle fleeting melodies in a dazzling display of virtuosity for the ear.”
As a way of saluting the many academic institutional partnerships that strengthen the JSO, the program also includes Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture, one of Brahms’ most joyful and exuberant works. The concert closes with Mr. Crdenes performing Tchaikovsky’s beloved Violin Concerto in D Major which Maestro Blachly calls “a fireworks display of virtuosity.”
For tickets and additional information please contact the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra’s business office at 814-535-6738 or visit www.johnstownsymphony.org. Ticket prices range from $35 to $45 for adults and $10 for students.