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July 7, 2013

A sneak peek at some area arts organizations' 2013-14 seasons


VALDOSTA — “The Nutcracker”: VSO again joins Dance Arts’ long-running tradition of presenting holiday performances of Tchaikovsky’s beloved dance show. Run dates: Dec. 6-8. Location: Mathis City Auditorium, 2300 N. Ashley St.

“Voyage of the Imagination”: Features Liadov’s “The Enchanted Lake, Op. 62,” Oliverio Dynasty’s Double Tympani Concerto, Respighi’s “Fountains of Rome,” Strauss’ “Der Rosenkavalier Concert Suite, Op. 59” (arr. Mandell). Synopsis: “Take your mind on an adventure as Respighi’s vivid masterpiece evokes Rome’s famous fountains and Strauss’ suite from ‘Der Rosenkavalier’ transports you to the pageantry of old Vienna. Noted Atlanta Symphony Principal Tympani Mark Yancich joins VSO Principal Tympani David Morris in James Oliverio’s expressive Dynasty Double Tympani Concerto.” Run date: Feb. 8 .

“Human Inspiration”: Features Stravinsky’s “Scherzo à la russe,” Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy,” Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, Op. 100. Synopsis: “Acclaimed Maestro Alasdair Neale, music director of the Marin Symphony and former resident conductor of the San Francisco Symphony, leads the VSO in Prokofiev’s glorious Fifth Symphony, which was composed as a testament to the spirit of humanity.” Run date: March 8.

“The Free Will”: Features Brahms’ “Hungarian Dance No. 5” (arr. Parlow), Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21, Brahms’ Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90. Synopsis: “The VSO’s 24th season will end with a flourish, as dazzling world-renowned pianist Katia Skanavi performs Chopin’s sparkling second piano concerto. Brahms’ soaring Third Symphony musically captures his declaration, ‘Free but happy.’” Run date: April 26.

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