Ars Viva announces 2014-15 season

Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 5:50 pm

By Lawrence A. Johnson

A program of music inspired by Shakespeare will be heard in Ars Viva's 2014-15 season.
A program of music inspired by Shakespeare will be heard in Ars Viva’s 2014-15 season.

The Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2014-15 season.

Music director Alan Heatherington will  kick off the season September 28 with Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 as the major work. Dvorak’s Carnival Overture opens the concert and Ars Viva concertmaster David Taylor will be the soloist in Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole.

An all-Beethoven program will follow on December 7. Alon Goldstein is the soloist in the Piano Concerto No. 4, with the Coriolan Overture and Fourth Symphony filling out the program.

The March 1, 2015 concert will offer a “Double Double”: two double violin concertos by Bach and Malcolm Arnold, Elliott Carter’s Elegy and a string transcription of Grieg’s Quartet in G minor.

The “Overture and Cockerel’s Dance” from Nielsen’s opera Maskerade will be heard April 12, along with Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 and a concerto TBA.

Heatherington and Ars Viva will close their season May 17 with a variety of music inspired by Shakespeare: Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Overture to The Taming of the Shrew; Schumann’s Overture to Julius Caesar: Korngold’s Suite from Much Ado about Nothing; David Diamond’s Music for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet; and Dvorak’s Othello.

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