Festival of the Arts BOCA 2010

Performances

March 2010

On Tour

06 Sat

Count de Hoernle Amphitheater

Boca Raton

FL

Program

Bellini
Overture to Norma
Casta Diva from Norma
Rossini
D'amor al dolce impero from Armida
Tchaikovsky
Letter Scene from Eugene Onegin
Pochudilis mne budto golosa from Oprichnik
Richard Strauss
Ständchen, Opus 17, no. 2
Freundliche Vision, Opus 48, no. 1
Winterweihe, Opus 48, no. 4
Zueignung, Opus 10, no. 1
Puccini
Act III Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut
Donde lieta uscì al tuo grido d’amore from La Bohème
Leoncavallo
Musette svaria sulla bocca viva
Mimì Pinson, la biondinetta from La Bohème
Giordano
Troppo tardi! Tutto tramonta, tutto dilegua from Fedora
Mascagni
Un Di (ero piccina) from Iris
Rodgers
The Sound of Music from The Sound of Music
Hammerstein
You’ll never walk alone from Carousel
Conductor:

Patrick Summers

Guest Artist:

Renée Fleming, Soprano

Festival of the Arts BOCA 2010

On Tour

10 Wed

Count de Hoernle Amphitheater

Boca Raton

FL

Program

Gordon Getty
La Belle Dame Sans Merci (world premiere)
Prokofiev
Alexander Nevsky
Conductor:

Constantine Kitsopoulos

Guest Artists:

Kelly O'Connor, Mezzo-soprano

Seraphic Fire, Chorus

Festival of the Arts BOCA 2010

On Tour

12 Fri

Count de Hoernle Amphitheater

Boca Raton

FL

Program

Shostakovich
Festive Overture in A major
Rachmaninov
Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor (Conrad Tao)
Rimsky-Korsakov
Overture to May Night
Djangirov
Iris (Eldar)
Ellington
"Sophisticated Ladies" Suite for Piano (Eldar)
Shostakovich
Tahiti Trot
Bernstein
Slava! A Political Overture for Orchestra
Conductor:

Constantine Kitsopoulos

Guest Artists:

Conrad Tao, Piano

Eldar Djangirov Trio, Jazz trio

Festival of the Arts BOCA 2010

On Tour

13 Sat

Count de Hoernle Amphitheater

Boca Raton

FL

Program

Tchaikovsky
Swan Lake
Mussorgsky
Pictures at an Exhibition
Mahler
Splendid Isolation 3
Borodin
The Polovetsian Dances from Prince Igor
Bizet
Carmen
Tchaikovsky
The Year 1812, Festival Overture in E flat major, Op. 49
Conductor:

Constantine Kitsopoulos

Guest Artists:

Irina Dvorovenko, Ballet

Maxim Beloserkovsky, Ballet

Festival of the Arts BOCA 2010


Reviews

South Florida Classical Review

As perhaps the best-known star in opera today, Renée Fleming could probably coast on her looks, voice and rapport with audiences... But the American soprano presented a varied and challenging program that, while including a few standards, offered less frequently heard works by Strauss, as well as outright rarities by Leoncavallo and Mascagni... Fleming was ably backed by the Russian National Orchestra, among the most highly regarded orchestras in Russia today.

What They’re Saying

"[The] American-Russian Festival Orchestra, featuring distinguished players from the Russian National Orchestra and a number of prominent American orchestras...[conveys] a vital message to our participants and observers, that by working together we can share our musical and historical cultures and increase our understanding of one another."

Athena T. Blackburn

Founding board member, Festival Napa Valley