The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra opens its season this week with a concert titled 'Patricia Kopatchinskaja Plays Prokofiev.'
The electric Kopatchinskaja who, according to Bachtrack, "is incapable of giving a boring performance" takes center stage as soloist for Prokofiev's imaginative and virtuosic Violin Concerto No. 2.
In addition to the concerto, Mozart's stormy Symphony No. 25 and Bizet's First Symphony, featuring one of the great oboe melodies of all time, played by SPCO Principal Oboe Kathryn Greenbank, provide a powerful opening to the SPCO's 2016-17 season.
Concert ProgramWOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Symphony No. 25
Violin Concerto No. 2
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin
Symphony No. 1
Kathryn Greenbank, oboe
Join Classical MPR host Alison Young on Saturday, Sept. 10, starting at 8 p.m., for the live broadcast of this SPCO season-opening concert.