Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Strings “Alla Rustica”
Luigi Boccherini: Cello Concerto No. 9 in B flat major – featuring Kyle Price, Cello
Sir William Walton: Two Pieces for Strings, from “Henry V”
Pyotr Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings in C Major
Italy — whether a motherland to the 18th-century masters Vivaldi and Boccherini, or a refuge for rest and inspiration for Walton and Tchaikovsky — set the stage for the LSO’s return to beautiful Viroqua and the acoustic gem of the charming Temple Theatre. Kyle Price, the Orchestra’s newly-minted Principal Cello, makes a well-earned star turn in Boccherini’s masterpiece. The concert will end with one of the immortal works of the string orchestra repertoire, Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings! Make it an evening and enjoy Viroqua’s wonderful restaurants beforehand.