The Kennett Symphony of Chester County begins its 72nd season with a concert that features two youthful works: Sergei Prokofiev’s spirited and elegant Classical Symphony, and Johannes Brahm’s passionate First Piano Concerto.
Igor Resnianski performs the First Piano Concerto. He has been awarded prizes in many international piano competitions and was awarded the first prize at the New Orleans International Piano Competition and the second prize at the All Russina Piano Competition Sodrujestvo. Resnianski, who teaches at West Chester University, has performed with numerous orchestras.
Creations, composed by Pulitzer Prize-winner John Corigliano, rounds out the program, which is under the direction of Maestra Mary Woodmansee Green.
Of Creations, Corigliano writes, “Creations challenged me to write specifically for a recorded medium. It also offered me the chance to build music more abstractly than I’d done before; often, in this case, out of pure sonority, rather than harmony and line. Much of my later work uses techniques I developed for the first time while scoring Creations.” Leon Spencer Jr., co-owner of Pro Musica Studio in Kenntt Square, will narrate Creations.
Single ticket prices are $35 in advance, $40 at the door, and students are $5. The concert takes place at the Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre at West Chester University. For information, visit www.kennettsymphony.org or call 610.444.6363.