This concert, titled “Artists’ Journey,” underscores ICOA’s core values: innovative performance, storytelling, and cultural confluence. The concert will feature Vitali’s Chaconne with French violinist Virgil Boutellis-Taft in his ICOA debut and immersive classical music experience that brings the audience inside the orchestra.
“Artists’ Journey” traces the internal struggle of an artist through varied repertoire spanning a wide spectrum of moods and styles. The performance will bring together disparate repertoire in the service of a unified story, chronicling a transformation of life and spirit as the first half’s struggle and anguish give way to the heroism and love of the second. Beethoven’s brooding Fifth Symphony opens the program, its harrowing fate motive knocking on the artist’s door to begin his own journey through a life devoted to creation.