In the Key of EEEEEEEEEEE! – Brahms’ Double

October 22, 2016  •  8:00 pm

@ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

Daniel Meyer, conductor
Jason Posnock, violin
Alistair MacRae, cello

Saint-Saëns     Danse Macabre
Schmitt             La Tragédie de Salomé
Brahms             Concerto for Violin and Cello

Ear JoyA Frighteningly Diverse Halloween Celebration

October’s concert opens with two works perfect for Halloween. Saint-Saëns’ Danse Macabre is perfectly named — a waltz from beyond the grave! In another musical fright, Florent Schmitt created a wildly lush score to the biblical story of Salome’s insistence on the beheading of John the Baptist. An unsung opera, Schmitt’s piece teems with aural imagery that still shocks the ear today. The concert finishes with Brahms, as our own concertmaster Jason Posnock and Alistair MacRae join forces on the brilliant Double.

Jason PosnockJason Posnock, violin

Jason Posnock has been concertmaster with the Asheville symphony since 2007. He has performed regularly in such prominent American ensembles as the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Alistair MacRaeAlistair MacRae, cello

Alistair MacRae is principal cello of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra. His eclectic collaborations have found him with Paul Taylor Dance Company, the Westminster Choir, tap dancer Savion Glover, and the rock band The Scorpions.

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