Susan Davenny Wyner, Conductor


Sunday November 3, 2013 3pm
Family Concert with Susan Hagen, double bass
Instrumental Petting Zoo • Prize-winning Art by School Children

A soloist who works magic on the largest of the strings, a quirky character from 'A Thousand and One Arabian Nights,' a ghost who spins too close to the fire, exotic dances from faraway lands, and a symphony by Mozart that he admitted "has positively amazed me!"

Weber: Abu Hassan Overture
Bottesini: Concerto for Double Bass No.2 in b minor
Susan Hagen, double bass

Mozart: 'Haffner' Symphony No.35 k.385
JS Bach Air for strings BWV 1068
Gershwin Lullaby
Bartok: Rumanian Folk Dances
De Falla: The Ritual Fire Dance from "Love the magician"

Sunday April 27, 2014 3pm

Young Soloists

Explore the French connection with a 17-year-old Bizet who already gives hints of his Carmen to come. Hear Ravel's lushly colorful love story created for Sergei Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes. Journey with Gershwin from French Impressionism to jazz — as he vividly depicts taxi horns, smoky cafés, and falling in love in the City of Light. Fall in love with our littlest string players as they play a surprise piece created for them and the WPO by a Pulitzer prize-winning composer.

Bizet: Symphony No. 1 in C major
Yehudi Wyner: Strings of Joy (new work)
with young soloists from the WPO's 'Strings of Joy' Program

Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2
Gershwin: An American in Paris