Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra
Yolanda Kondonassis, harp
Fri, May 14
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1 hour 30 minutes
Ages 6 and up
Prokofiev | Sinfonietta
Ginastera | Harp Concerto
Haydn | Symphony No. 88
Please join us for this special performance, rescheduled from March 27, 2020. This performance with Yolanda Kondonassis is not part of the Masterworks 20/21 Subscription.
Harp virtuoso Yolanda Kondonassis makes her debut with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. She is the leading exponent on the instrument both as performer and teacher with many recordings to date. The Harp Concerto by Alberto Ginastera explores the unique timbres and exotic sounds of this age-old instrument, in a beautifully crafted work. The Sinfonietta by Prokofiev contrasts his often jarring harmonies, with beautiful melody distinctive in his later ballet scores. Our journey concludes with Symphony No. 88 by Haydn, from his “storm and stress” middle period.
Yolanda Kondonassis is celebrated as one of the world’s premier solo harpists and is widely regarded as today’s most recorded classical harpist. With “a range of colour that’s breathtaking” (Gramophone), she has been hailed as “a brilliant and expressive player” (Dallas Morning News), with “a dazzling technique unfailingly governed by impeccable musical judgment” (Detroit News). She has appeared around the globe as a concerto soloist and in recital, bringing her unique brand of musicianship and warm artistry to an ever-increasing audience. Also a published author, speaker, professor of harp, and environmental activist, her many passions are woven into a vibrant and multi-faceted career.
- Andrew Sewell, WCO Music Director
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