Music lovers from both sides of the aisle -- classical and rock -- will gather at 8:00 p.m. on October 9th at Carnegie Hall to welcome the return of one of the world's most accomplished and versatile musicians. Virtuoso violinist Alexander Markov, who made his Carnegie Hall debut in 1983 as a teenager, will take the stage to perform Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, Opus 35 and then, after intermission, a groundbreaking crossover musical epic, The Rock Concerto, an original composition that showcases both his world-class talent and technical skill and the depth and diversity of his rock music expertise. During The Rock Concerto, Markov will be joined by an orchestra and chorus and three acclaimed rock musicians as he plays on the world's only gold-plated, electric violin, wielding a glowing, lighted bow
Part 1: Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
Opening Piece: Glinka's "Russian and Ludmilla Overture"
Glinka's "Russian and Ludmilla Overture" is followed by Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, a masterpiece commonly referred to as one of the most-loved and most popular violin concertos of all time. It is also considered one of the most technically difficult works for violin with passages almost impossible to play. Markov's reputation in this romantic 19th-century repertoire is hailed as second-to-none. A Gold Medal winner at the Paganini International Violin Competition and he has performed as a soloist with some of the world's most orchestras and conductors. His flawless performance is guaranteed to leave the audience on its feet and ready for more.
Part 2: The Rock Concerto by Alexander Markov & James Remington
The Rock Concerto features renowned rock musicians Neal Coomer (Vocals), Ivan Bodley (Bass & Synth), Gregg Gerson (Drums & Guitar), with a Symphony Orchestra and The LaGuardia H.S. Senior Chorus. The Rock Concerto is a new concert experience bringing the worlds of classical and rock audiences together. the Rock Concerto is an original composition by Alexander Markov and James V. Remington that has been performed to sold-out arenas around the world. The Rock Concerto experience continues to astound audiences with its tuenful melodies, breathtaking solos, and a triumphant wall of sound known as The Rock Concerto.
Conductor: Steven Byess
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