MOSC to perform Tchaikovsky’s fourth symphony

Celebrated and charismatic violinist Harumi Rhodes will be the featured guest for Violin Concerto No. 2 at Midland-Odessa
Symphony and Chorale’s final masterworks concert of the season. (Courtesy Photo)

The Midland-Odessa Symphony and Chorale will have its final masterworks concert of the season featuring a rich group of prized musical works in its performance of “Tchaikovsky Four.

The performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center.

Mikhail Glinka’s Overture to Suslan and Ludmilla will open the concert which will be followed by Florence Price’s Violin Concerto No. 2.

Price holds a prominent place in the history of American classical music. Born in Little Rock, Ark. in 1887, she was the first African American woman to have a symphony performed by a major orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, in 1933.

In addition to being a composer, Price was also a pianist and educator. Her work includes symphonies, concertos, choral and chamber music.

The featured guest for Violin Concert No. 2 is celebrated and charismatic violinist, Harumi Rhodes.

She is the second violinist of the internationally-renowned Takacs Quartet, performing in 80 concerts a year worldwide.

Rhodes has gained recognition as a multifaceted musician with a distinctive musical voice.

She is the Associate Professor of Violin, Artist in Residence and Ralph E. and Barbara L. Christoffersen Faculty Fellow at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

Rhodes combines her performing career with a passionate commitment to guiding young instrumentalists, composers and ensembles.

Completing the evening’s program is Pyotr Ilychich Tchaikovsky’s iconic Symphony No. 4.

The piece, which opens with horns and bassoon, sets the stage for the entire work.

Highlights of the piece include a fanfare trumpets, beautiful oboe melody, pizzicato of strings and ending with a glorious finish.

Tchaikovsky is of the most prominent composers of all time, having composed some of the greatest classical and theatrical repertoire, notably The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and Eugene Onegin.

Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 8000-514-3849.

Student tickets are $8 with a paying adult or valid college ID.

If you go

  • What: Midland-Odessa Symphony Chorale: Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony.
  • When: 7:30 p.m. April 9.
  • Where: Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center.
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