Orchestra Iowa’s “Old World Wonders” concert opens with Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin. Originally written as a suite for piano, Ravel later orchestrated Nos. 1, 3, 5, and 4 to create his symphonic version. Internationally acclaimed cellist Joshua Roman joins the orchestra for Schumann’s lyrical and enigmatic Cello Concerto.
Roman won the principal cello chair with the Seattle Symphony at age 22 and held it for two years before embarking as a soloist with orchestras around the world. The concert closes with Dvořák’s Sixth Symphony, written in 1880 for the Vienna Philharmonic and its conductor, Hans Richter.
Tim Hankewich, conductor
Joshua Roman, cello
RAVEL Le Tombeau de Couperin
SCHUMANN Cello Concerto
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 6
(Concert recorded Nov. 7-9, 2014)