In his CSO podium debut, Juraj Valčuha leads Haydn's Symphony No. 85, said to have been a favorite of Queen Marie Antoinette, and Szymanowski's First Violin Concerto, performed by Christian Tetzlaff, "an artist of rare virtuosity and fearless commitment" (San Jose Mercury News). Richard Strauss' Suite from Der Rosenkavalier is dazzlingly orchestrated and includes several famous waltzes.
Note for the Newcomer: In 1949, Strauss celebrated his 85th birthday by traveling to Munich to hear rehearsals of Der Rosenkavalier, conducted by none other than Sir Georg Solti, the CSO's eighth music director. Solti also conducted the finale trio from Der Rosenkavalier at Strauss's funeral.