Eckart Preu, conductor — Mira Wang, violin
Chinese violinist Mira Wang gives the U.S. premiere of Torsten Rasch’s “Tropoi” Violin Concerto, his dramatic and masterfully orchestrated new work. Rimsky-Korsakov’s blockbuster Scheherazade paints tales from Arabian Nights using dazzling color and oriental motifs inspired by Crimean folk tunes. Stokowski's lush orchestral arrangement of Bach's "Komm Susser Tod" is filled with poignant harmonies and soaring melodies. This is the first of a four-concert celebration of Bach’s 333rd anniversary.