april, 2022

28apr7:30 pm9:00 pmUW-Madison Symphony Orchestra7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Hamel Music Center - Mead Witter Foundation Concert Hall

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Oriol Sans, conductor
Alison Norris, graduate student conductor

Shuguang Gong, piano
Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition winner

7 pm: Pre-concert talk by graduate conducting students
Mead Witter Foundation Concert Hall
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Program: Coleman: Seven O’Clock Shout; Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2; Elgar: Enigma Variations

A program linked through dedications, these three pieces the UWSO will perform pay homage to the people in the composers’ lives. Valerie Coleman’s Seven O’Clock Shout was written in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to honor first responders. More intimate in his dedication, Frederic Chopin confessed to a friend that the beautiful second movement of his Piano Concerto No. 2 was inspired by Konstancja Gladkowska, with whom he was secretly in love. Shuguang Gong, 2021 Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition winner, will be the soloist. The last UWSO concert of the year will close with Elgar’s Enigma Variations. This very famous collection of orchestral miniatures are all enigmatically dedicated to his “friends pictured within.”

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Time

(Thursday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Hamel Music Center - Mead Witter Foundation Concert Hall

740 University Avenue

Hamel Music Center - Mead Witter Foundation Concert Hall740 University Avenue

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