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U.S. premiere of "Variations for Piano and Orchestra on a Melancholy Theme"

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Monday October 07, 2013

WORCESTER — Music Worcester kicked off its 2013-14 season in grand style last Friday night at Mechanics Hall with a concert that featured several firsts, including the Worcester debut of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the U.S. premiere of pianist Brad Mehldau’s “Variations for Piano and Orchestra on a Melancholy Theme,” and the first public performance by the chamber orchestra of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”).

The concert also ushered in the 154th Worcester Music Festival, the longest running music festival in the United States.

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