Saturday, March 16, 2019 | Crosswalk Church, Williamsburg | 8PM

This concert is a celebration of innovation, examining works in which each composer borrows classic forms and make them new. The concert opens with Brahms’ Variations on a Theme of Haydn – often said to be the first independent set of variations for orchestra in the history of music. The concert then shifts to Mozart’s lovely Concerto for Flute, Harp, and Orchestra, featuring VSO principal musicians Debra Wendells Cross and Barbara Chapman. The second half opens with Puccini’s dark-hued, melodic Chrysanthemums. We close with Stravinsky’s neoclassical masterpiece, Pulcinella. This suite is from a one-act ballet with original costumes and sets designed by Pablo Picasso.
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Debra Wendells Cross, flute
Barbara Chapman, harp

Brahms: 
Variations on a Theme of Haydn
Mozart: Concerto for Flute, Harp, and Orchestra K. 299

Puccini: 
Chrysanthemums 
Stravinsky: 
Pulcinella Suite
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