BARTÓK AND RÓZSA
SATURDAY, JULY 18, 2015 . 8:00 pm
The Mercury Orchestra explores works from two very different 20th century Hungarian composers who emigrated to America. Béla Bartók, an avid collector of regional folk songs, was a master creator of sublime and beautiful works for the concert hall and stage. Miklós Rózsa, known principally for his musical scores for classical Hollywood films—including Ben-Hur, Spellbound, and Quo Vadis—has been underappreciated as a serious composer of concert pieces, and the Mercury Orchestra presents three contrasting works of his.
Sanders Theatre, Harvard University
MOZART, BEETHOVEN, & BRAHMS
SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 2015 . 8:00 pm
Wolfgang Amade Mozart
Ludwig van Beethoven
Don’t miss the opportunity to be surprised once more by the melodic twists and harmonic turns in three striking works by giants of the classical music canon. This performance also features the to-be-named winner of the 2015 Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts Concerto Competition.
First Church of Cambridge