This concert will be preceded by Concert Comments, a pre-concert talk, beginning one hour before each performance.
José Luis Gomez, conductor
Kerson Leong, violin
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni
Niccolò Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 1
Paul Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Richard Strauss: Don Juan
From The Sorcerer’s Apprentice to Don Juan and Don Giovanni, tricksters and wicked characters have always had a place in the concert hall. Explore music inspired by their devilish ways, including the violin concerto of Paganini—who was said to have made a deal with the devil—performed by Kerson Leong in his TSO debut.
Photo by Bruno Schlumberger