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J.S. Bach (1685-1750) – Contrapunctus No. 1 from The Art of Fugue
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) – Cello concerto in C
Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805) – La Musica notturna delle strade di Madrid
Antonio Salieri (1750-1825) – Contradances
Antonio Salieri (1750-1825) – Overture to “Prima la musica...”
W.A. Mozart (1756-1791) – Divertimento in D, K. 136
W.A. Mozart (1756-1791) – Adagio, K. 322
W.A. Mozart (1756-1791) – Turkish March, K. 331
W.A. Mozart (1756-1791) – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525
W.A. Mozart (1756-1791) – Overture to “Impressario”
W.A. Mozart (1756-1791) – 5 Contradances, K. 609
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) – String Quartet in c minor, Op. 18 No. 4
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) – Cavatina, Op. 130
Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840) – Two Caprices for violin and orchestra
Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868) – Sonata for strings
Franz Schubert (1797-1828) – Quartet in a minor, “Rosamunde”
Franz Schubert (1797-1828) – Menuet in d minor
Franz Schubert (1797-1828) – Adagio from String Quintet in C major
Franz Schubert (1797-1828) – Arpeggione for cello and orchestra
PDQ Bach (1807-1742 – as posted on gravestone) – Sonata for Viola Four Hands and Strings
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) – Octet for strings, Op. 20 (in orchestral version)
Niels Gade (1817-1890) – Andante and Allegro
Giovanni Bottesini (1821-1889) – “Molinara” for double bass and orchestra
Joachim Raff (1822-1882) – Octet for strings
Alexander Borodin (1833-1887) – “Nocturne” from String Quartet No. 2
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) – String Sextet No. 2 in G major (in orchestral version)
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) – Hungarian Dance No. 5
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) – “The Swan” for cello and orchestra
Henryk Wieniawski (1835-1880) – Caprice in a minor (in arrangement for string orchestra)
Henryk Wieniawski (1835-1880) – Polonaise in D for violin and orchestra
Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881) – Gopak from “Sorochinsky Fair” for viola and orchestra
P.I. Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) – Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70
P.I. Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) – Andante Cantabile, Op. 11
P.I. Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) Scherzo in d minor
P.I. Tchaikovsky (1840-1893 – Trepak from “Nutcracker”
P.I. Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) – Andante from “Swan Lake” for violin and orchestra
P.I. Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) Melody for violin and orchestra, Op. 42/3
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904) – String quartet in F, “American” (in orchestral version)
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904) – Slavonic dance in e minor
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) – String quartet in G minor (in orchestral version)
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) – Holberg Suite, Op. 40
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) – Two Elegiac Movements, Op. 34
Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908) – “Gypsy Airs” for violin and orchestra
Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908) “Navarra” (in arrangement for string orchestra)
Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908) – Introduction and Tarantella for violin and orchestra
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908) – Flight of the Bumble Bee
Anton Arensky (1861-1906) – Variations on a theme by Tchaikovsky
Edward Elgar (1857-1934) – Salut d'amour, Op.12 for cello and orchestra
Claude Debussy (1862-1918) – The Girl With The Flaxen Hair
Richard Strauss (1864-1949) – Sextet-introduction from the opera Capriccio
Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) – Valse Triste
Guillaume Lekeu (1870-1894) – Adagio for string orchestra
Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943) – Romance & Scherzo
Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943) – Elegy, op. 4 (in arrangement for string orchestra)
Max Reger (1873-1916) – Lyric Andante
Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951) – Verklaerte Nacht, Op. 4
Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962) – La Gitana for violin and orchestra
Jacob Gade (1879-1963) – Tango Jalousie
Béla Bartók (1881-1945) – Romanian Folk Dances for violin and orchestra
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) – Concert in Re (Basel Concerto)
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) – Tango
Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953) – March from “The Love for Three Oranges” for cello and orchestra
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) – Prelude and Scherzo, Op. 11
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) – Chamber Symphony, Op. 110
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) – Prelude for violin and orchestra
Leroy Anderson (1908-1975) – Fiddle-Faddle
Leroy Anderson (1908-1975) – Jazz Pizzicato
Lars-Erik Larsson (1908-1986) – Romance
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) – Simple Symphony
Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) – Melodia in A
Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) – Libertango
Sulkhan Tsintsadze (1925-1991) – Khorumi (Georgian dance) for viola and orchestra
Rodion Shchedrin (b. 1932) – “In the Style of Albeniz” for violin and orchestra
Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998) – Suite in Ancient Style (in arrangement for string orchestra)
Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998) – Moz-Art a la Haydn
Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998) – Polka from “Gogol Suite” for viola and orchestra
Igor Frolov (1937-2013) – Divertimento for two violins and orchestra
John Corigliano (b. 1938) – Voyage
Wolfgang Schroeder (b. 1943) – Eine Kleine Lachmusik
Victor Poltoratsky (1949-1985) – Souvenir for violin and orchestra
Jan Van der Roost (b. 1956) – Canterbury Chorale
Karen Marshalsay (b. 1964) –
Eskender Bekmambetov (b. 1966) – For Misha's Gang 
Eskender Bekmambetov (b. 1966) – a la pointe
Eskender Bekmambetov (b. 1966) – Chapliana
Eskender Bekmambetov (b. 1966) – Beethoven from Malakhovka
Tom Schnauber (b. 1969) – In Memory of Henri Temianka
Sean Hickey (b. 1970) – Single malt
Ailie Robertson (b. 1983) – The Deil's awa wi' the Exciseman
Fedor Vetrov (b. 1983 ) – The Drunken Dance
Fedor Vetrov (b. 1983 ) – Happy Birthday Fringe
Traditional – Two Russian Folk Songs
Traditional – Turkey in the straw
Ludwig/Hejdrich – Happy Birthday Variations

April 28 Shanghai Poly Grand Theatre
April 29 Henan Poly Art Center
May 1 Dalian Theatre
May 2 Zhuzhou Grand Theatre
May 3 Yat-sen Memorial Hall
May 5 Changsha Concert Hall
May 6 Shenyang Shengjing Poly Grand Theatre

A new, brilliant composition by Eskender Bekmambetov, "For Misha's Gang - Suite for small, medium, large and extra large fiddles" was premiered at the opening concert of the "Revolutionaries: The late works of Beethoven & Ginastera" festival at Trinity Wall Street in New York on March 3, 2016.

The first week of February we spent on a short tour of South Korea, ending with two concerts at Seoul's Sejong Center on February 7, Lunar New Year Eve. Appropriately, the last number of the program wasn't too profound...

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Much is being said about engaging concert audiences, and indeed, when done well, it is a win-win proposition. For years we've been offering "The Audience Vote!" concept, in which concertgoers have direct input into selecting the composition they will hear. Now we are taking it one step further, and it involves soloists being selected by the audience! The "test-drive", which took place during the sping 2015 USA tour, proved the concept's validity, and it is now being offered at upcoming concerts. Here is how it goes (5-minute video):