I’d like to suggest an alternative program for some future Tchaikovsky Spectacular.
- “Islamey” (Balakirev)
- Piano Concerto (Rimsky-Korsakov)
- Selections from “Sleeping Beauty” (Tchaikovsky)
- “Circus Polka” (Stravinsky)
- Finale of Sixth Symphony (Tchaikovsky), with cannon and fireworks.
OK, just kidding about that last one. Any suggestions for something other than the “1812,” given that fireworks are an imperative?