Symphony orchestra begins season Friday

The Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional begins its new season this Friday with the usual repeat performance Sunday morning.

The invited performer this week is pianist Alexander Romanovsky of the Ukraine. The director is Carl St. Clair.

The Friday performance is at 8 p.m. and the Sunday one is at 10:30 a.m., both in the Teatro Nacional.

On the program are selections from “Die Fledermaus” by Johann Strauss and “Der Rosenkavalier” by Richard Strauss.

The piano work is Sergei Rachmaninov’s “ Piano Concerto No. 3.”

The concert is the first of 12 that the orchestra will present through November. There will be guest conductors, including former conductor John Nelson and Costa Rican Eddie Mora, the orchestra said.

As is usual, there will be a discussion of musical themes in the theater foyer at 7 p.m. Friday.

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