Waterbury Symphony Orchestra

2017 - 2018: Sonic Structures

Classical IV


Leif Bjaland, Conductor
William Wolfram, pianist

May 12, 2012 - 8 pm
NVCC Fine Arts Center  

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Weber Overture to Der Freischutz

Liszt Piano Concerto #1

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto #3

Hindemith Symphonic Metamorphosis


*Interlude: Douglas O'Grady's "iAlchemy" - an iPad Orchestra Experience featuring students from Seymour High School


Perhaps the greatest power of a symphony orchestra concert is the ability to evoke an emotional catharsis in audience members.  The music of “Metamorphosis” seeks to maximize this effect through the brilliance of the featured composers and the return of one of the WSO’s most beloved guest artists.   William Wolfram will thrill WSO audiences once again with his powerful interpretations, and Paul Hindemith will lead us through a remarkable manipulation of a few harmless ditties by Carl Maria von Weber into a symphonic powerhouse.  Our Interlude?  Join us to experience a completely new direction in the orchestra concert experience…….           


William Wolfram, pianist


American pianist William Wolfram was a silver medalist at both the William Kapell and the Naumberg International Piano Competitions, and a bronze medalist at the prestigious Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow. A versatile recitalist, concerto soloist, and chamber musician, he has won the respect of musicians and critics across the country and abroad. Wolfram has several recordings on the Naxos label, has played recitals in cities throughout the U.S. and Europe, and has performed with dozens of the finest orchestras in the world.




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