Joel Smirnoff, Conductor
Joan Kwuon, Violin
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Overture "The Impresario," K. 486
Ludwig van Beethoven Concerto in D Major for Violin and Orchestra, Opus 61
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550
Join the Chicago Philharmonic for a night of music from the orchestral masters Mozart and Beethoven under the baton of Chicago favorite Joel Smirnoff and virtuoso violin soloist Joan Kwuon. Beginning the night is the Overture to Mozart's rarely performed Impresario. This work is full of energy and intrigue and may be a new favorite to lovers of Mozart's music. Next the audience's ears will be dazzled with the true genius of Beethoven's monumental Violin Concerto. Beethoven's enticing solo melodies are paired with his inspired orchestral accompaniment making this a richly symphonic concerto. From the opening phrases of Mozart's 40th Symphony, you will be transported to Vienna and feel the timeless power and universality of his music. The inventive mind and unique approach to Mozart's music will be surely heard in Joel Smirnoff's interpretation of this grand symphony.