Saturday, December 19, 2020 Pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk Performs on Princeton Symphony Orchestra's MOZART & SAINT-GEORGES Virtual Concert Jan. 10, 4 PM

Alexander Gavrylyuk

"Saint-Georges with Violin, watercolor for AfriClassical"
© Copyright 2020 AfriClassical; Artist: Olesia Panaseiko

The Princeton Symphony Orchestra carries its "Your Orchestra, Your Home" series into 2021 with the Sunday, January 10, 4pm broadcast of its Mozart & Saint-Georges virtual concert. The concert spotlights Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Serenade for Winds in C Minor, K. 388 and Joseph Bologne, Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges' Symphony No. 1 in G Major, conducted by Edward T. Cone Music Director Rossen Milanov. The featured guest artist is Ukrainian-born pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk who performs works for solo piano by Mozart, Johannes Brahms, and Arkady Filippenko.

Joseph Bologne was an admired member of 18th-century French society, excelling as violinist, composer, and swordsman, who eventually gained the title of Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges. His first symphony reflects his preferred instrument, with the melody carried almost entirely by the first violins. By contrast, Mozart features wind instruments in his Serenade including the clarinet, an instrument which had recently come into its own at the time of Mozart's composing.

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