An Evening of Fantasy

Saturday, November 11, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m. | Santander Performing Arts Center


Overture to Donna Diana


Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Cello & Orchestra

  • Eric Wyrick, Violin
  • Andre Gaskins, Cello


Mother Goose Suite


Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

Join the Reading Symphony Orchestra for a playful night of music! Soloists Eric Wyrick and Andre Gaskins collaborate with the orchestra for Miklós Rózsa’s Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Cello & Orchestra, Op. 29, a fiery work that builds on Hungarian folk themes. Also on the program are Reznicek’s bubbly Donna Diana Overture, Ravel’s magical and delicate Mother Goose Suite, and Strauss’s Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks, a colorful tone poem that chronicles the misadventures of a German folk hero.

About the Soloists

Eric Wyrick
Violinist Eric Wyrick has been Concertmaster of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra since 1998. He is an established leader/member of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and is currently an Artistic Director with that ensemble. He has performed as a soloist with orchestras such as the Danish Radio Orchestra, is an active chamber musician, and has made several television appearances on PBS and the BBC.

Andre J. Gaskins
Principal Cellist of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Andre J. Gaskins enjoys a diverse musical career as cellist, conductor, composer, and music educator. He makes regular appearances across the United States and internationally. Mr. Gaskins was nominated for the 2004 Grammy Awards. In addition to performing, he has composed original music for short films, documentaries, and commercials.

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