Strings: Romantic and Modern

Jan 31, 2021

  • Venue: First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach
  • Address: 3810 Robert M. Grissom Pkwy.,, Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

A concert exploring the wide expressive range of the string orchestra. The lush Romanticism of Italian opera master Giacomo Puccini’s somber elegy, Chyranthemums, is contrasted by the neo-Baroque dance-like elegance of the “Holberg” Suite by Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg. The musical character of the great Eastern European Jewish tradition is beautifully conveyed in Meira Warshauer’s Yiddish Fantasy, and both the progressive and accessible sides of Aaron Copland’s music are explored in his Nonet and the famous “Hoedown” from the ballet Rodeo (in the composer’s own arrangement for strings).