On the heels of an enormously successful “Bernstein on Broadway” concert, conductor Charles Prince will lead the Plainfield Symphony Orchestra’s in the final concert of the 95th Season, “The Artistry of Haydn and Brahms” on April 25, 2015 at 7 pm - showcasing two of the PSO's own brilliant principal players Evelyn Estava and Jameson Platte performing Brahms’s Double Concerto.
Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 88 in G major will open the concert. Like his later London symphonies and composed (1787) at the height of his international reputation, it was one of the most popular and most frequently heard of the composer’s works in the genre. The work is full of grace, wit and an abundance of ingenuity for its time, noting in particular the Rondo form of the last movement.
Brahms’s Concerto for Violin and Violoncello in A minor, Opus 102 was composed in the summer of 1887 and written for the cellist Robert Hausmann, a frequent chamber music collaborator, and his old but estranged friend, the violinist Joseph Joachim. By combining a violin and cello for the solo portions of his final orchestral work, Brahms was able to create a “super” stringed instrument with sonority and range that neither alone could offer. PSO concertmaster Evelyn Estava has earned recognition as one of the top performing artists in her native Venezuela and maintains an active career as soloist, orchestral musician and principal violinist of the Madison String Quartet. PSO principal cellist Jameson Platte is a sought after soloist, chamber music and orchestral performer and teacher. His recitals have been heard throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
The concert will be held at the Crescent Ave. Presbyterian Church (716 Watchung Ave, Plainfield NJ 07061) on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 7 pm. Visit www.plainfieldsymphony.org to purchase tickets
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