Osvaldo Golijov: Last Round
Samuel Barber: Canzonetta for Oboe and Strings
David Fitzpatrick, oboe
Leonard Bernstein: Halil: Nocturne for Flute and Orchestra
Rachel Blumenthal, flute
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings
Two acclaimed guest artists perform in Seattle for the first time: flutist Rachel Blumenthal (Chicago Lyric Opera, Chicago Symphony, Sarasota Opera) and oboist David Fitzpatrick (Artistic Director, Incidental Chamber Players). Works of Barber, Golijov, Tchaikovsky, and Bernstein form a more powerful, wordless response to the latter composer's now-ubiquitous quote, "This shall be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before." Ms Blumenthal will perform Bernstein's powerful work Halil for flute and orchestra, composed in honor of a young Israeli flutist Yadin Tanenbaum who was killed at the Suez Canal during the 1973 Yom Kippur war.