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SATURDAY, JULY 18, 2015 . 8:00 pm

Miklós Rózsa
Overture to a Symphony Concert, Op. 26a (1963)
Notturno ungherese (Hungarian Nocturne), Op. 28 (1964)
Three Hungarian Sketches, Op. 14 (1938)

Béla Bartók
Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116, BB 123 (1943)

Channing Yu, conductor

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
45 Quincy St., Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

Tickets on sale in July 2015


SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 2015 . 8:00 pm

Wolfgang Amade Mozart
Overture to Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)

Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major

Johannes Brahms
Symphony No. 3

Channing Yu, conductor

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
11 Garden St., Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

Tickets on sale in July 2015

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