RCO Music Director Finalist #3: Nicholas Carthy
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Saturday Jan 25, 2020 - 7:30pm
Sunday Jan 26, 2020 - 2:00pm
At Nightingale Concert Hall
Nicholas Carthy, conductor and Music Director finalist
Hope Briggs, soprano
SCHUMANN Introduction, Scherzo & Finale
BEETHOVEN Ah, Perfido!
GABRIELA LENA FRANK Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout
KODALY Dances of Galanta
British conductor Nicholas Carthy is the fourth finalist to take the stage with the RCO. He studied at the Guidhall School of Music in London as well as the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria and spent a period of time as assistant to famed conductor Daniel Barenboim. He is currently Professor of Music and Opera Music Director at the University of Colorado and visiting tutor at the Royal Northern College of Music in his native Great Britain.
Maestro Carthy continues the Beethoven connection throughout the season with a wonderful solo aria for soprano and orchestra. It is paired on the first half with a light and moving concert piece by Robert Schumann. The second half of the performance brings two exciting works with the rhythms of dance throughout. Living American composer Gabriela Lena Frank's Leyendas brings the sounds of the Andes, and Zoltan Kodaly's brilliant Dances of Galanta closes the program.