ReMix: JVZ Conducts Mozart - Tchaikovsky - Berg
May 10-11 | 2018
Moody Performance Hall I 7:30PM
Jaap van Zweden CONDUCTS
Christopher Adkins CELLO
Emmanuelle Boisvert VIOLIN
David Buck FLUTE
Emily Levin HARP
TCHAIKOVSKY Pezzo capriccioso
BERG Violin Concerto
MOZART Flute and Harp Concerto
Enjoy an intimate evening with DSO musicians performing Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto, Berg’s Violin Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s Pezzo capriccioso – beautifully haunting, thoughtful and spirited. Stay after the performance to mingle with the musicians post-concert.
- JVZ Begins his DSO Farewell with a ReMix Concert Including the Rarely heard Berg Violin Concerto
by Scott Cantrell, Dallas Morning News
One of Jaap van Zweden's happiest contributions as Dallas Symphony Orchestra music director has been the ReMix concert series. In the more intimate setting of Moody Performance Hall, with usually smaller complements of musicians, and a more relaxed atmosphere, the programs have included music unlikely to be heard in the main season at the Meyerson Symphony Center.
Beginning a three-week farewell to the DSO before he takes over the New York Philharmonic, van Zweden was in charge of Thursday night's ReMix concert. The program included Alban Berg's Violin Concerto, which the DSO hadn't done since 1992, framed by easy-listening pieces by Tchaikovsky and Mozart. Four expert musicians from the orchestra were featured as soloists.
The so-called Second Viennese School of composition, which flourished in the first decades of the 20th century, has been minimally represented around here. We've had performances of Arnold Schoenberg's early Verklärte Nacht, essentially supersaturated late romanticism, and the Dallas Opera did Berg's Wozzeck in 2000. Have I missed something else?
At its extremes, the Second Viennese School abandoned conventional tonality in favor of free-range chromaticism. The cadential resolutions familiar in most concert music – those "amen"s –aren't to be expected. The music can be constructed by elaborate technical schemes, but rare's the listener who will hear them.