February 28, 2012 8 PM
Grant Gilman, music director
BARTOK: Piano Concerto No. 3 (1945)
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No.4, Op 36 (1878)
Bartok's last composition, the Piano Concerto No. 3, is crisp, clear and exhilarating. W&M's own Anna Kijanowska joins us on the piano for this rollicking show of both virtuosity and inward reflection. Not to be outdone or overshadowed, Tchaikovsky's typical "over the top" style is on full display in his Symphony No. 4. Conceived during the prime of his compositional output, this symphony is Tchaikovsky unleashed, especially at the end when he intends to blow the roof off the auditorium!
Orchestras at the College of William & Mary. Maestro Gilman also holds the position
of Associate Music Director with the Round Rock Symphony Orchestra (Texas), and
is currently finishing his doctoral studies at the University of Cincinnati College‐
Conservatory of Music (CCM), where he is a student Mark Gibson.
Maintaining an active schedule, Maestro Gilman has conducted orchestral and opera
performances in Cincinnati, Newport News (VA), Norfolk (VA), New York, Baltimore,
San Antonio, Toms River (NJ), Greensboro, and Newark (NJ). Most notably, he led a
Nutcracker performance with the Moscow Ballet in Baltimore’s famed Lyric Opera