Vallejo Center for the Arts to Present ‘Tchaikovsky’s Star-Crossed Lovers’ Concert

By Logan Martell

On January 14, 2023, the Vallejo Center for the Arts will present a one-night performance of “Tchaikovsky’s Star-Crossed Lovers” at the historic Empress Theatre.

Grammy Award-Winning conductor Thomas Conlin will lead the Vallejo Festival Orchestra with featured soloists soprano Sarah Tucker and baritone Michael Adams.

The program celebrates some of Tchaikovsky’s most poignant works, with selections from “Romeo et Juliette,” “Eugene Onegin,” and “Francesca da Rimini.”

“A season of classical music anywhere in the world is unimaginable without works by Rachmaninov, Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Mussorgsky, Shostakovich, to name but a few on the list of great and important Russian composers,” said Maestro Conlin in a press release, “but Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is today regarded everywhere as the quintessential Russian composer. What would Christmas in America be without the Nutcracker ballet performances that dominate theaters during the holiday season? Can anyone imagine Christmas shopping unaccompanied by The Dance of the Sugar Fairy or an outdoor concert on the Fourth of July without the stirring 1812 Overture?”