Musical legends abound! Celebrate Rossini’s portrayal of a daring Swiss archer who shot an apple from his son’s head; Beethoven’s illustration of the ideal hero and a new work commissioned for beloved hometown musician.
Not just a curtain-raiser, the overture to Rossini’s 39th (!) and final opera, William Tell, is a full symphony in miniature.
CHRISTOPHER ROUSE Bassoon Concerto (East-Coast Premiere and NJSO Co-Commission)
This lyrical new piece completes Christopher Rouse’s cycle of concertos for every wind instrument. The NJSO co-commissioned this work to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Principal Bassoon Robert Wagner, who has given so much to our organization on and off stage.