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Recorded September 29 & October 2, 2022, as part of the Texas Instruments Classical Series. Brought to you as part of the NEXT STAGE Digital Concert Series Presented by PNC.
FABIO LUISI conducts
JAN VOGLER cello
R. STRAUSS Don Quixote
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5 in E minor
Embark on a grand musical journey with Strauss’s Don Quixote. Cellist Jan Vogler plays the central role of Cervantes’s beloved Don, with other instruments representing various characters throughout including the brass taking a turn as a herd of sheep. The famous viola solo in Don Quixote features DSO’s very own, Meredith Kufchak, Principal Viola.
Luisi then leads Tchaikovsky’s emotionally charged Fifth Symphony, which transports listeners from dark despair to triumphant light. Like many of Tchaikovsky’s works, it finds him wrestling with fate and self-doubt and finding release in acceptance.