A musician-led rehearsal


Here’s a photo from our morning rehearsal. You’ll note that there’s no conductor in sight.

This week’s concerts are among several this season that will be planned and led by SPCO musicians. This week’s all-strings program is the creation of Ruggero Allifranchini, who invited Tchaikovsky Competition winner Suren Bagratuni to join us as cello soloist.

The photo above shows Ruggero leading this morning’s rehearsal of composer Tigran Mansurian’s Concerto for Violin, Cello and Strings. Though the work was composed in 1978, our performances this weekend will be its North American premiere.