Sunday, November 12, 2pm
Hopkinton Middle School*
88 Hayden Rowe St
Rossini Overture to The Barber of Seville
Ravel Pavane pour une enfante défunte
Bizet Carmen Suite No. 1
Grieg Piano Concerto in A Minor
Constantine Finehouse, piano
Please join us on November 12, 2023, at 2 pm for a program of favorite classics chosen by Maestro Hobart. The concert will be held in the Hopkinton Middle School auditorium, 22 Hayden Rowe Street. Who doesn’t love the melodies from Rossini’s comic opera The Barber of Seville? They are heard in the opera’s overture. Next is Ravel’s Pavane, originally written for piano (you can hear Ravel himself playing it on Youtube here), this time arranged for orchestra.
Next is music from another opera, Bizet’s popular Carmen. Many of the themes from the opera are heard in the orchestral suite that is related to it. The MSO finishes the program with the familiar Piano Concerto in A Minor by Grieg. I can’t think of another piano concerto that begins with a drumroll! This dynamic piece will feature local favorite and international performer Constantine Finehouse.
Tickets are available at the door; adults, $20; seniors and veterans, $10; under 12, free. Download our flyer!
About Constantine Finehouse, pianist
Russian-American pianist Constantine Finehouse, praised for “interpretations of depth and maturity,” has recently released his third album, Backwards Glance, pairing solo piano works of Johannes Brahms and Richard Beaudoin. His new album with cellist Sebastian Baverstam features music of Johannes Brahms and a Boston composer Tony Schemmer. The main focus of the current concert seasons are recitals of works by Franz Liszt, celebrating his bicentennial. 2012 will also see the release of the first in a series of six CD’s on Naxos Records of the complete solo piano music of William Bolcom.