Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin & conductor
Weber Overture to Der Freischütz
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor
R. Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra
Maestro Dmitry Sitkovetsky takes both podium and soloist’s position in this Masterworks season-ending spectacular. Mendelssohn’s concerto, six years in the making, has become a titan among the violin repertoire. Another titanic work, Richard Strauss’ Zarathustra employs massive forces of strings, winds, and brass to bring Nietzsche’s classic to life—and goes well beyond its well-known opening fanfare, immortalized in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. Weber’s sprightly Freischütz overture opens.