Sunlit melodies are tempered by a mist of searching, plaintive introspection in the symphony often regarded as Dvořák’s crowning achievement. TSO Artist in Residence Samy Moussa leads a program that includes one of his newest works, inspired by his visits to a small Italian town. When words couldn’t express Shakespeare’s vision, he’d invent his own, and, when harmonic language couldn’t give voice to Wagner’s, he did the same. Revolutionary, world-altering music from Tristan und Isolde begins the concert.
Samy Moussa, conductor
Kerson Leong, violin
Wagner: Prelude to Act I of Tristan und Isolde
Samy Moussa: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra “Adrano”
Dvořák: Romance for Violin and Orchestra
Dvořák: Symphony No. 7