Enescu’s Deșteaptă-te, române! (Wake up, Romanian!) Variations draw from the inspirational Romanian national anthem. Acclaimed violinist Jennifer Frautschi is a soloist in Bernstein’s Serenade (after Plato’s Symposium) in praise of love. Then, a Bernstein personal favorite, Debussy’s shimmering Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun.
Stravinsky’s tour de force Suite from The Firebird closes the concert.