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Lexington Symphony’s 2014–2015 Season:
Celebrating 20 Years of Great Performances
VENUE | Lexington High School Auditorium, 251 Waltham Street, Lexington, MA
Due to the renovation of Cary Hall, all concerts for the 2014–2015 season (with the exception of June’s Concert in the Round) will be held at the Lexington High School Auditorium.
Join Lexington Symphony in 2014–2015 as it celebrates its 20-year anniversary! Programming for this landmark season features music from around the world, including various works by renowned Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, a collaborative performance with New World Chorale of English composer Sir Edward Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius, and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Additional offerings include our annual matinee and evening holiday concerts, and a special Valentine’s Day program exploring some of the greatest music ever written for the movies.
Conductor’s Talk by Maestro Jonathan McPhee is held one hour before all performances (with the exception of Kids’ POPS!, Holiday Fanfare!, and Music from the Movies).
December 5, 2014 | Friday
4 p.m. | KIDS’ HOLIDAY POPS!
8 p.m. | HOLIDAY FANFARE!
Our holiday concerts have become a cultural cornerstone of the holiday season in Lexington. The 4 p.m. Kids’ Holiday POPS! matinee offers a program suited for families with young children, many of whom will count this experience as their very first symphony concert. The evening Holiday Fanfare! concert at 8 p.m. features holiday favorites that evoke joyous memories, and music from many parts of the world. Sing along and celebrate with Lexington Symphony, friends, and family at this very special time of year.
February 14, 2015 | Saturday, 8 p.m.
MUSIC FROM THE MOVIES
Music and film aficionados of all ages can celebrate Valentine’s Day at this unique concert featuring some of the greatest music ever written for the movies. This fun-filled evening will offer some surprises along the way (how does one write a piece of music for the movies, anyway?) as we explore the epic love themes, adventures, and boundless imagination at the heart of the cinematic experience.
April 11, 2015 | Saturday, 8 p.m.
David Hoose, Guest Conductor
Mendelssohn | Symphony No. 4, “Italian”
Elgar | Serenade for Strings in E Minor
Tchaikovsky | Piano Concerto No. 1; Paul Carlson, piano
Mendelssohn’s boisterous “Italian” Symphony No. 4 kicks off the evening, followed by English composer Sir Edward Elgar’s poignant and romantic Serenade for Strings. Our own wonderful pianist, Paul Carlson, offers up one of the most beloved Russian piano concertos of all time for the final course: Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 features high drama and soaring melodies, ingredients Tchaikovsky uses well.
June 13, 2015 | Saturday, 7 p.m.
CONCERT IN THE ROUND*
Get a new perspective on the orchestra, which is situated in the middle of Cary Hall for this informal summer evening concert. Audience members can change seats between musical pieces, which are performed by ensembles from the orchestra.
*Venue to be determined