Rogue Valley Symphony

Melissa White
Plays Price

MASTERWORKS V

Two-time Grammy Award-Winning violinist Melissa White
plays Price and RVS celebrates 150 years of Bizet’s Carmen

Date, Time, and Location

Fri Feb 7, 2025

7:30 PM – Medford

Sat Feb 8, 2025

3:00 PM – Ashland

Sun Feb 9, 2025

 3:00 PM – Grants Pass

Performance Duration

RVS Ticket Perks

What's Interesting About This Concert

  • Violinist Melissa White, along with her colleagues in the Harlem Quartet and wind quintet Imani Winds, won a Grammy for Best Classical Compendium in 2024. White and the Harlem Quartet, along with jazz duo Chick Corea and Gary Burton, won their first Grammy for Best Instrumental Composition in 2013. 

  • 150 years after its composition, George Bizet’s Carmen remains a household name. This concert features two orchestral suites featuring famous music from the opera such as the Toreador March and the Habanera.

  • Florence Price’s first violin concerto was written in 1939 but was never performed in her lifetime. The piece was not discovered until 2009 when the owners of Price’s former summer home found a pile with dozens of manuscripts, including two violin concertos written by Price.

The Program

STILL

Danzas de Panama

PRICE

Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor
Melissa White, violin

SAINT-SAËNS

Introduction and 
Rondo Capriccioso
Melissa White, violin

BIZET/GUIRAUD

Carmen Suites

Featured Artists

Martin Majkut

Music Director

What you'll hear

check out our youtube playlist to get a taste of our upcoming concert!