SAMUEL BARBER Serenade for Strings, op. 1
CARLOS SIMON An Elegy: A Cry From the Grave
TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for String Orchestra
In a year like no other, the Kansas City Symphony’s Classical Series begins with a deeply moving program featuring Tchaikovsky’s beloved Serenade for String Orchestra. An homage to the genius of Mozart, the Serenade is 100% Tchaikovsky, filled with glorious melodies and dazzling string sounds. Samuel Barber’s youthful Serenade dates from his student years but displays confident mastery and wry humor. Carlos Simon’s An Elegy: A Cry From the Grave is a contemplative piece reflecting on tragedy yet containing moments of extreme hope.