Hovhaness Festival with Cellist Lynn Harrell

Gerard Schwarz, conductor
Lynn Harrell, cello
University of Washington Wind Ensemble

Chen Yi: Song of Rain for Orchestra (World Premiere) March 24
George Tsontakis: World Premiere March 26

Join us for a festival of works by Alan Hovhaness. TWO NIGHTS, TWO DIFFERENT PROGRAMS!

MARCH 24: Hear Hovhaness' Symphony No. 7, Nanga Parvat, and Symphony No. 2, Mysterious Mountain, as well as his Prelude and Quadruple Fugue. Plus Dvořák's Cello Concerto in B minor.

MARCH 26: Hear Hovhaness' Symphony No. 14, Ararat, and Symphony No. 50, Mount St. Helens. Plus Elgar's Cello Concerto in E minor.

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Press Releases:

February 25, 2011

The world premieres on these concerts are part of the Gund/Simonyi Farewell Commissions, 18 new works which honor Maestro Schwarz’s Farewell Season as Music Director of Seattle Symphony.

Ask the Artist featuring Gerard Schwarz on Saturday, March 26, following the concert.

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Performance Dates
Mar. 24, 2011 7:30 PM 
Mar. 26, 2011 8:00 PM 

*All concerts are held in the S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium unless otherwise noted.