NSYO: Beethoven and the Beautiful Blue Danube

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Dinuk Wijeratne, conductor
Kathryn Wagner, piano
Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra
On the program

Beethoven: Egmont Overture
Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 1
Béla Bartók: Violin Duos
Bedřich Smetana: Vltava (Die Moldau)
Johann Strauss: On the Beautiful Blue Danube

The Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra kicks off its 2018/19 season with a rich concert of warm, powerful symphonic music. Hear hits like Beethoven’s thrilling Egmont Overture and Strauss’ On the Beautiful Blue Danube, a dazzling, million-selling work that established Strauss as the “King of the Waltz”. Plus, the orchestra performs Smetana’s lush, heartfelt Moldau and Mendelssohn’s charming, sparkling Piano Concerto No. 1, featuring Halifax’s own Kathryn Wagner – a decorated Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra alumna and winner of its 2018 Concerto Competition.