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Bravo I: Shining Start Saturday October 12 2019 at 7:30 PM

Thalia Mara Hall
× SHINING START - A lustrious lineup sets the stage for brilliance. 10/12/19 @ 7:30pm, Thalia Mara Hall

Leos Janáček - "Sinfonietta" 23:00 Johann Strauss, Jr. - "On the Beautiful Blue Danube* 9:00 Jean Sibelius - "Finlandia", Op. 26* 8:00 INTERMISSION Peter Llyich Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 35:00 William Hagen, violin (*performed at first MSO concert Thursday, October 19, 1944 in the Victory Room of the Heidelberg Hotel, Theodore Russell, Conductor).

A sparkling diamond anniversary opener heralds MSO's 75th season with a blast -- from at least 25 brass players joining the orchestra onstage in the festive "Sinfonietta". What follows are blasts from the past in stellar selections from our first concert in 1944. To close: young violinist William Hagen dazzles in Tchaikovsky's beloved concerto.