Described by The Washington Post as “a seasoned phenomenon,” Armenian cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan joins the orchestra, under the direction of conductor Peter Oundjian for a performance of Dvorak’s stunning Cello Concerto in B Minor. The concert opens by marking the centennial of the birth of one of the greatest composers of the 20th century, Leonard Bernstein, with a performance of Three Dance Variations from Fancy Free and closes with Béla Bartók’s vibrant Concerto for Orchestra a piece that showcases the expressive power of the modern orchestra, as well as his signature use of Hungarian folk music.
Peter Oundjian, Conductor
Narek Hakhnazaryan, Cello
Leonard Bernstein: Fancy Free: Three Dance Variations
Dvořák: Cello Concerto
Béla Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra