Masterworks III: Tchaikovsky & Gottsch
- Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) | Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, “Pathétique”
- Gottsch (b.1950) | Princess Yurievskaya – World Premiere
About this Concert
South Florida Symphony Orchestra rings in 2022 with the old and new. In the last year of his life, Tchaikovsky composed his haunting Sixth Symphony. He called it “The Passionate Symphony,” using the equivalent Russian word which the French then mistranslated into “Pathetique” (meaning “evoking pity”) after his death.
Closing the program is a World Premiere by SFSO Composer-in-Residence, John Gottsch. Princess Yurievskaya charts the passionate love of Catherine Dolgorukova and Tsar Alexander II — from their first meeting and eventual marriage, to his assassination. This vivid narrative is full of exciting dances and torrid romance, irradiated with evocative orchestral solos.
In June 2011, Gottsch’s debut album – featuring Princess Yurievskaya and another SFSO World Premiere, Sunset – was released by Naxos Records, the world’s leading classical music label. The recording is performed by Maestra Sebrina Alfonso and South Florida Symphony Orchestra. The works were recorded at Nova Southeastern University’s Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center on March 10-11, 2020 — just days before the world “shut down.” The recording is being submitted for GRAMMY consideration.
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HEALTH AND SAFETY
South Florida Symphony and its partner venues are requiring face masks and guest documentation showing a recent negative COVID-19 test (with an alternative for guests to provide documentation showing full vaccination status) to attend this concert.
To provide a unified safety protocol with our partners at the Broward Center/The Parker, SFSO is also implementing policies that reflect our commitment to public, guest, artist and staff safety. All guests are required to wear a face mask (consistent with CDC guidelines) while inside the venue, except when actively eating or drinking in designated areas. All guests age 12+ are required to present documentation (printed or digital) to event staff before entry showing a negative COVID-19 PCR test result conducted within 72 hours prior to the performance or a negative COVID-19 Antigen test result conducted within 24 hours prior to the performance. As an alternative, fully vaccinated guests have the option of presenting documentation (printed or digital photo) to event staff showing full vaccination status, which includes completion of final dose at least 14 days prior to the performance date. Please be advised that it is the responsibility of the ticket purchaser to communicate these rules to whomever they may be providing tickets. Ticket holders who do not comply with these policies may be required to leave the theater without refund. Guests with accessibility questions, or who require additional assistance related to the venue’s COVID-19 policies may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 954.522.8445. Event entry requirements subject to change.
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Dates and Locations
707 Northeast 8th Street
Jan. 19, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Box Office: 954.462.0222
Temple Israel of Greater Miami
137 NE 19 St., Miami
Jan. 20, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Box Office: 954.522.8445