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Nuance concerts get adventurous for 2003-04

Mark Kanny
| Monday, April 28, 2003 12:00 a.m

Next season’s “Nuance” concerts, announced today, will offer three adventurous programs performed by the Pittsburgh Symphony Chamber Orchestra at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill.

The orchestra’s concertmaster, Andres Cardenes, will lead and play violin solos as usual, but also pick up the viola for a world premiere of a concerto written by Edwardo Crespo. Other soloists include bassoonist Nancy Goeres and cellist Anne Martindale Williams.

The unfamiliar and intriguing music next season includes pieces by Bohuslav Martinu inspired by food and by Klaus Hubner’s portraying scenes from urban life. David Popper’s brief and beautiful Requiem for three solo celli was played for Mstislav Rostropovich at a February masterclass at Heinz Hall.

Each of the concerts features popular masterpieces, including a concerto by Johann Sebastian Bach, a symphony by Franz Joseph Haydn, two serenades by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings.

Nuance concerts are presented Tuesdays at 8 p.m. at Katz Performing Arts Center, Jewish Community Center, Squirrel Hill.

The three-concert subscription is $42-66 per seat.

Details: (412) 392-4900 or .

2003-04 Nuance concerts

  • Andres Cardenes, leader & violin; Nancy Goeres, bassoon. Haydn: Symphony No. 59 (“Fire”); Villa-Lobos: “Ciranda das Sete Notas” for Bassoon & Orchestra; Popper: Requiem for Three Celli and Orchestra; Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings. Nov. 11.

  • Andres Cardenes, leader, violin and viola. Martinu: “La Revue de Cuisine”; Crespo: Viola Concerto (world premiere); Mozart: “Haffner” Serenade. Feb. 3.

  • Andres Cardenes, leader; Lorien Benet Hart, Sarah Brough Blomquist, violins; Tatjana Mead Chamis, viola; Anne Martindale Williams, cello. Bach: Concerto for Three Violins; Piazzolla: “Grand Tango” for Cello and Chamber Orchestra; Mozart: Serenade for Winds in C minor, K. 388; Hubner: “New York Stories” for Violin, Viola & Chamber Orchestra. April 13.

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