Reno Phil's Inside the Music: Serenade for Strings
24 Mar 2021
Get more out of the music. Music Director Laura Jackson and KNCJ Public Radio Host Chris Morrison offer their insights on the composers and musical selections, historical context and an insider’s perspective to the upcoming virtual performance - Serenade for Strings. The virtual concert event will feature Tchaikovsky’s Serenade in C Major and Reno Phil concertmaster, Ruth Lenz, as a featured soloist. Considered one of Tchaikovsky’s best works, the composer himself described Serenade for Strings as a “piece from the heart.” Opening with an homage to Mozart, it is a graceful and poised composition with a memorable waltz melody that has been used in a variety of movies and ballets. The program also includes Chevalier de Saint-Georges’s Violin Concerto No. 2, a showcase for violinist Ruth Lenz. The performance will burst to life with Rimsky-Korsakov’s Procession of the Nobles (from Mlada), which features a brass quintet performing a rousing and festive march tune that will have you envis
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