Event / Program Detail

April 18th, 2017, 8PM at Dallas City Performance Hall

2520 Flora Street, Dallas, Texas 75201 (map it)

The DCS proudly presents Kenny Broberg, winner of the Dallas International Piano Competition 2016, on Liszt’s fiery Totentanz, and features 11 solos from our principals in Ginastera’s variations for chamber orchestra: you will be amazed by our musicians’ wickedly fast fingers! Brahms’ Symphony No. 1, a powerful and romantic masterpiece, will bring the subscription season to a most elegant close. Among the top ten most popular orchestral works of all time, it will be performed by a full chamber symphony, just as it was premiered 140 years ago.

Richard McKay, conductor
Kenny Broberg, piano

Main Event at 8:00 PM

Alberto Ginastera: Variaciones concertantes

Tema
Interludio
Variazione giocosa
Variazione in modo di scherzo
Variazione drammatica
Variazione canonica
Variazione ritmica
Variazione in modi di moto perpetuo
Variazione pastorale
Interludio
Ripresa dal tema
Variazione finale in modo di rondo

Franz Liszt: Totentanz

Kenny Broberg, piano

Intermission

Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor

Un poco sostenuto – Allegro – Meno allegro
Andante sostenuto
Un poco allegretto e grazioso
Adagio – Più andante – Allegro non troppo, ma con brio – Più allegro

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What People Are Saying

  • "McKay and the musicians wove through the complex textures and often counter-intuitive wanderings of this score with admirable devotion and precision."

    Wayne Lee Gay D Magazine
  • "...the Dallas Chamber Symphony and the Bruce Wood Dance Company...make an ideal cultural ambassador for the city to major urban centers in the United States and beyond."

    Wayne Lee Gay D Magazine
  • "McKay and the musicians wove through the complex textures and often counter-intuitive wanderings of this score with admirable devotion and precision."

    Wayne Lee Gay D Magazine
  • "Best Way to Watch A Silent Film 2014: ...they showed us that there’s nothing quite like watching a movie to the sound of a live orchestra."

    The Editor D Magazine
  • "The mostly young ensemble of two dozen strings responded with performances as eager and expressive as they were accomplished."

    Scott Cantrell The Dallas Morning News
  • "For this symphony the educational outreach is far-reaching."

    Teresa Frosini CBS 11 News
  • "…the orchestra here demonstrated a continually improving precision and comfort in a room that can be unforgiving. The Warlock Suite provided ample opportunity for McKay to show off a wonderful ability to evoke the special atmosphere, at once modern and archaic, that the composer created here."

    Wayne Lee Gay D Magazine
  • "Renaissance harmonies abounded, tinged with just the right spice of 20th Century dissonance and bi-tonality. It was brought out at just the right level by McKay."

    Wayne Lee Gay D Magazine
  • "The pointed intentionality of last night's programming, which initially looked like a musical mishmash, was to breathe new life into the old. And the structure of it was brilliant: 'Here's something you'll know. Here's something you should know. And here's something fun, so you leave feeling elated.'"

    Jamie Laughlin The Dallas Observer
  • "The Dallas Chamber Symphony is nothing if not ambitious."

    Katie Womack Dallas Observer
  • "This combination of old and new elements helped transport the audience to a different time and place without over-doing musical clichés."

    Katie Womack The Dallas Observer
  • "The audience was drawn into the film from the start, bursting into laughter and interacting with the story audibly."

    Katie Womack The Dallas Observer
  • "On Tuesday night, the Dallas Chamber Symphony proved they know exactly how to create a well-executed, interactive and entertaining live music/film screening experience."

    Katie Womack The Dallas Observer
  • "They have some incredible talent in their midst."

    Katie Womack The Dallas Observer
  • "There were a lot of excited whispers and shoulder grabs as people stood up to leave. I rarely see crowds so invigorated after classical productions."

    Jamie Laughlin The Dallas Observer
  • "If we want to keep classical music relevant, we need to fuse it naturally with our other passions. It should be an accompaniment to our lives, not just a fancy auditory meal gobbled up occasionally while wearing fine clothes. The Dallas Chamber Symphony is making that happen."

    Jamie Laughlin The Dallas Observer
  • "Shows like this reinforce that I'm on board; I'll see anything this group and its artistic director Richard McKay tries…"

    Jamie Laughlin The Dallas Observer
  • "Dallas Chamber Symphony has, along with the presentation of a fresh and widely varied repertoire of standard and non-standard works, carved a notable niche on the local scene…"

    Wayne Lee Gay D Magazine
  • "The orchestra and conductor McKay deserve hearty accolades for this ongoing silent cinema project, with hope that it will continue to enrich the local scene in upcoming seasons."

    Wayne Lee Gay D Magazine
  • "McKay had a great sense for the tempo and character of the piece, which was clearly chosen to show off Takagi's technical and artistic skill."

    Katie Womack The Dallas Observer
  • "As they had been all night, phrases were beautifully shaped. Throughout the performance there was palpable emotion in the playing and ultimately that intangible -- artistic sensibility -- is what made this concert a success."

    Katie Womack The Dallas Observer
  • "The conductor’s long-term vision is precisely the kind of eclectic and occasionally challenging classical group Dallas really needs."

    Peter Simek D Magazine
  • "Everything from the first note was locked in rhythmic precision, and difficult passages were clear, focused, and musical..."

    John Norine TheaterJones
  • "The ensemble is extremely adroit in their presentation as well as programming."

    John Norine TheaterJones

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Kenny Broberg, pianist

Kenny Broberg Headshot Sydney 2016 - Landscape

Born in 1993 in Minneapolis, MN, Kenneth Broberg commenced piano studies at the age of six under Dr. Joseph Zins. Following high school, he continued his studies at the Moores School of Music, University of Houston, where he earned a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance under Professor Nancy Weems. He is currently studying at the Park International Center for Music with Professor Stanislav Ioudenitch. He has won major prizes at several international piano competitions, including the Sydney International, Dallas International, New Orleans International, Seattle Symphony International, and Wideman International.

He has performed as soloist with the Sydney Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, the Houston Ballet, the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra, and the Moores School Symphony, among others. Conductors he has worked with include Carlos Miguel Prieto, Ludovic Morlot, Benjamin Northey, Nicholas Milton, and Franz Anton Krager.

Kenneth has taught and given masterclasses in the U.S. and South America and has had solo, chamber, and concerto performances broadcast on NPR and ABC radio.

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