Program: From Chaos to Calm
Hawai‘i Youth Symphony Director, Joseph Stepec, leads a program featuring two unique portraits of America: the finale of Dvorak’s “American” String Quartet, written while the acclaimed Czech composer was living in the United States, and American trailblazer William Grant Still’s touching Mother and Child for String Orchestra. Shostakovich’s chilling Chamber Symphony, a work inspired by war-torn Germany, and Bach’s delightful Concerto for Oboe and Violin with HSO’s J. Scott Janusch and Claire Hazzard, take us on a programmatic journey from chaos to calm.
Bach – Concerto for Oboe and Violin
Shostakovich – Chamber Symphony
Still – Mother and Child for String Orchestra
Dvorak – “American” Quartet Finale