Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra presents
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4
with Music Director Finalist Bobby Collins

Rachell Ellen Wong, violin

Split Performances: June 1 & 3, 2018
Friday @ 7:30 p.m. & Sunday @ 3:00 p.m. (pre-concert chat Sunday @ 2:15 p.m.) | Youth in Music Initiative: Please phone the BPA Box Office at 206.842.8569 to take advantage of this offer for youths, 18 and under.

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THE PROGRAM
SHOSTAKOVICH: Violin Concerto No. 1, op. 77
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4 in F minor, op. 36

The openings of Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 could not be more dissimilar. Written just before Stalin’s death, Shostakovich’s concerto opens with the low strings brooding with tones that barely suggest a melody. Elsewhere in the concerto, Shostakovich spells out his own name in musical notation using German transliteration. The pitches D-E-flat-C-B (or, DSCH) cry out with sarcasm and fierce wit. This is a titanic concerto for violinists, and local superstar Rachell Wong will hold you spellbound with her virtuosity and sensitivity.

Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony erupts with a fanfare for brass that is moody like Shostakovich’s concerto. As the symphony unfolds, however, gaiety and excitement hold court. Perhaps his most famous symphony, Tchaikovsky’s spectacular Fourth will end BSO’s 2017-2018 Season with a flourish.  

As a former member of the orchestra, BSO Music Director Finalist Bobby Collins says, “I have experienced firsthand the unique community that surrounds the orchestra and fills the island. This is a treasure that I hope to honor, nurture, and enrich as Music Director. The BSO has established itself as a central part of the island’s cultural identity and I hope to deepen the impact of its work by continuing to provide magnificent concerts while expanding our outreach so that nobody misses the opportunity to experience the joy of music.”

Bobby Collins currently serves as Music Director and Co-Founder of The Sound Ensemble and Conducting Assistant to Music Director Sarah Ioannides at Symphony Tacoma. Recent awards include the Legh Burns Conducting Fellowship for the Pacific Northwest Conducting Institute as well as being named one of the 2017-18 Conducting Fellows for Allentown Symphony Orchestra. He is uniquely gifted at crafting engrossing concerts to enrich and entertain diverse audiences.

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Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4

Ticket Information

  • Adults - $21.00 USD
  • Seniors (65+), Students, Military & Teachers - $18.00 USD
  • Youth 18 and under - Free with paying adult - $0.00 USD
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