University Symphony Orchestra

USO

February 25, 2023 | 8:00PM
Mandel Hall

Acclaimed young cellist Nicholas Canellakis – praised by The New York Times for his “rich, alluring tone” and by The Washington Post for his exceptional “energy and technical agility” – joins the University Symphony Orchestra to perform one of the masterpieces of the concerto literature: Antonín Dvořák’s Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104, written in New York City while the composer was serving his third term as Director of the National Conservatory.

The program opens with another mature work by the renowned Czech composer: his Othello Overture, Op. 92, which was the third part of his trilogy that included In Nature’s Realm and the Carnival Overture. Maurice Ravel’s remarkable choreographic poem La Valse, written in 1919-1920, forms the central work of the program. It has been described as “the most unexpected of the compositions of Ravel, revealing to us heretofore unexpected depths of Romanticism, power, vigor, and rapture” within the composer’s generally elegant and meticulous personality.

Free admission. No tickets required.
Donations request at the door: $10 general, $5 students/children