Concertos old and new: Santa Fe Pro Musica Orchestra
Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins (BWV 1043) is a much-loved evergreen of the concerto literature. Several years ago, violinist Jennifer Koh, regretting that so few concertos for two violins had been produced in the centuries since, commissioned two new double concertos that she could play with her onetime teacher Jaime Laredo. One of the resulting works, Anna Clyne’s Prince of Clouds, has been gradually entering the repertoire since its 2012 premiere. Clyne, a former composer-in-residence at the Chicago Symphony, currently holds the analogous position with the Orchestre National d’Iˆle de France and the Baltimore Symphony. The Santa Fe Pro Musica Orchestra, conducted by Thomas O’Connor, presents Prince
of Clouds along with the Bach Double Concerto, with Cármelo de los Santos and Stephen Redfield as the soloists. Completing the program are two classics for string orchestra, Elgar’s Serenade in E minor (Op. 20) and Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony for Strings (which is Rudolf Barshai’s upscaling of Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 10). Performances take place at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8, at the Lensic Performing Arts Center (211 W. San Francisco St.). Tickets ($12-$69) are available by calling 505-988-1234 or visiting www.ticketssantafe.org. — J.M.K.
Cármelo de los Santos