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1: DAVID TAYLOR

DAVID TAYLOR
DAVID TAYLOR

Sunday, September 28, 2014 • 3:00 p.m.

We are delighted to open the 2014-2015 season with our beloved and brilliant concertmaster David Taylor playing the seldom heard and colorful Symphonie Espanoale of Eduardo Lalo. The program gets off to a lively start with Dvorak’s Carnival Overture, the second in a trilogy celebrating “nature,” “life” and “love” (come back in May for “love”). Completing the program is the last of the great Brahms symphonies, sure to please every performer and listener.

ANTONIN DVORÁK Carnival Overture

EDOUARD LALO Symphonie Espagnole
David Taylor, violin

JOHANNES BRAHMS Symphony No. 4

2: ALON GOLDSTEIN

ALON GOLDSTEIN
ALON GOLDSTEIN

Sunday, December 7, 2014 • 3:00 p.m.

It long has been our wish to have Israeli pianist Alon Goldstein as soloist with Ars Viva, and it could not be fulfilled more splendidly than with this Beethoven concerto, regarded by nearly all musicians as one of the greatest of all piano concerti. Toss in a dramatic overture and one of the most unjustly neglected of his symphonies, and this all-Beethoven concert will brighten the holiday season.

BEETHOVEN Coriolan Overture

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4
Alon Goldstein, piano

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4

3: TAYLOR vs KALER

TAYLOR vs KALER
David Taylor and Ilya Kaler

Sunday, March 1, 2015 • 3:00 p.m.

here may not be a more engaging and accomplished first stand of violinists in the world than we have at Ars Viva. David Taylor and Ilya Kaler will duel their way through two delightful concerti — an occasion not to be missed. Add in the lush music of Grieg and, surprisingly, of Elliott Carter, and this program will bring pure joy.

MALCOLM ARNOLD Double Concerto for Two Violins

J.S. BACH Double Concerto for Two Violins

ELLIOTT CARTER Elegy

EDVARG GRIEG Quartet arr. for String Orchestra

4: RISING STAR

David Taylor
MIC COMPETITION WINNER

Sunday, April 12, 2015 • 3:00 p.m.

What a grand triple celebration: the sesquicentennial of nielsen, the winner of the prestigious Ars Viva/Music Institiute of Chicago Concerto Competition and, in Maestro Heatherington’s opinion, perhaps the most infectiously beautiful symphony ever written! Come and revel in these delights and leave feeling better about the beauty that surrounds us in this world.

CARL NIELSEN Maskerade: Overture and Cockerel’s Dance

CONCERTO (TBA) Winner of the 2015 Music Institute of Chicago Concerto Competition

SERGE RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27

5: SHAKESPEARE

Nathan Walhout
Deborah Staples and James DeVita
from American Players Theater.
Photo by Carrisa Dixon

Sunday, May 17, 2015 • 3:00 p.m.

Not surprisingly, the incomparable genius of Shakespeare has inspired countless great musical works written either for performances of the plays or simply as allusions to their dramatic qualities. Closing out the season will be the first in a series of Ars Viva concerts devoted to these works. Enjoy well-known composers Schumann and Dvorak paired with three supremely gifted Jewish-American composers in music inspired by five of the master’s great plays.

MARIO CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO Overture to The Taming of the Shrew

ROBERT SCHUMANN Overture to Julius Caesar

ERICH KORNGOLD Suite from Much Ado about Nothing

DAVID DIAMOND Music for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

ANTONIN DVORÁK Othello

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North Shore Center for the Performing Arts Skokie
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Chicago’s finest musicians, many of whom are members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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