The Kennett Symphony will host Masterworks 2 Concert on Sunday, May 7 at 3 PM at West Chester University in the Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre at 817 South High Street.
The program includes composer Roger Zare, David Kim, Concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra, along with a professional orchestra of 57 musicians.
As the first Composition Competition winner, Zare’s piece Neowise is inspired by science and nature. It describes a comet that flew by the inner Solar System throughout July 2020. He has been praised for his “enviable grasp of orchestration” and for writing music with “formal clarity and an alluringly mercurial surface” by The New York Times.
Next, Kim, a world-class soloist and good friend of the Kennett Symphony, will perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major. The concert will finish with Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2, a bold and remarkable work with a musical language unique to Sibelius. One of Sibelius’ most popular symphonies, it begins in pastoral sunshine, soon swept away by icy winds, all while developing toward a triumphant conclusion.
Music Director Michael Hall will conduct the concert and lead pre- and post-concert conversations. Tickets are $50-$58 for adults and $10 for students up to the age of 18. Tickets include the pre-concert talk starting at 2 PM and the post-concert Question & Answer session.
To learn more or buy tickets visit the Kennett Symphony.