IRIS Orchestra with Amit Peled
Great Britten and "The Little Russian"
Cellist Amit Peled, who has elicited comparisons to a "young Rostropovich," makes his debut with IRIS in Britten's Cello Symphony, a 20th-century masterpiece of structure and symphonic form, originally written for Rostropovich himself. The concert opens with a Rossini overture, filled with his characteristic good cheer; and closes with Tchaikovsky's "Little Russian" Symphony, a buoyant musical romp.
Rossini: Cinderella Overture
Britten: Cello Symphony
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2