NACO Playlist

Anna's Playlist

with the NAC Orchestra

2023-04-26 20:00 2023-04-26 21:30 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: Anna's Playlist

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/30541

In-person event

Guest curator: Anna Peterson, NACO second oboe / English horn  Director and soloists: To be announced  Repertoire:  
RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 2, first movement 
BARBER Violin Concerto, second movement 
RODRIGO Concierto de Aranjuez, second movement (adagio) 
DUKAS Fanfare from La Peri 
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6, final movement 
COLERIDGE-TAYLOR Ballade  The National Arts Centre Orchestra is delighted...

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Southam Hall,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
8 PM EDT
NACO Playlist
Music Classical music
  • Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 18
  • Dukas Fanfare from La Péri
  • SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR Ballade for Orchestra
  • Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez, second movement (adagio)
  • Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6, final movement
  • SAMUEL BARBER Violin Concerto, second movement
  • In-person event
  • ≈ 90 minutes · No intermission

Guest curator: Anna Peterson, NACO second oboe / English horn 

Director and soloists: To be announced 

Repertoire:  
RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 2, first movement 
BARBER Violin Concerto, second movement 
RODRIGO Concierto de Aranjuez, second movement (adagio) 
DUKAS Fanfare from La Peri 
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6, final movement 
COLERIDGE-TAYLOR Ballade 

The National Arts Centre Orchestra is delighted to present the second edition of our new NACO Playlist series, curated by the NAC Orchestra’s own Anna Peterson (second oboe / English horn)—a joyful and intimate look at the music that has shaped her life and art. 

About her playlist, Anna says, “these are my absolute favourite excerpts from the orchestral repertoire—music that fires me up and makes me feel.” 

This marvellous playlist is filled with powerful works that feature the full force of the orchestra—like the first movement of Sergei Rachmaninov’s beautiful Piano Concerto No. 2, which blurs the boundary between heaven and earth, and Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto (second movement), which flies like an arrow to the heart.  

There are fast notes and heart-wrenchingly beautiful slow movements, as in composer Joaquin Rodrigo’s sublime Concierto de Aranjuez, and the final movement of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6, which conveys the human condition in one movement. The great composer himself called his sixth symphony “the best thing I have ever composed.” 

And there is nostalgia, as in Ballade by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, a lush, cinematic work commissioned by the 1898 Three Choirs Festival on the recommendation of Edward Elgar, who recognized in the 23-year-old African-British musician as “a composer of the first rank.”  

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