East Meets West
Worlds combine in this uniquely programmed concert. Contemporary American composer Dosia McKay’s “Unveiling” will envelop the audience in a wash of warm harmonies, evolving from one single note into rich complexity and returning to that first, single sound. Cellist Anne Suda, daughter of the Symphony’s principal cellist, Carolyn Suda, will perform English composer E. J. Moeran’s “Cello Concerto.” Moeran has special significance to Dr. Polay as he was the subject of Bruce’s doctoral dissertation while at Arizona State University. The concert closes with an iconic behemoth in the symphonic cannon: Tchakovsky’s “Symphony No. 5 in E minor.” The haunting opening and absolutely thrilling finale will keep listeners on the edge of their seats for the duration of the piece.