For the first chamber music concert of NWS’s 30th Anniversary Season, welcome the return of three distinguished alumni who are making a difference in orchestras around the country. Witness a lighter side of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky with his luminous Souvenir de Florence, featuring Hartford Symphony Concertmaster Leonid Sigal (NWS 1995-97). Brook Ferguson, Principal Flute of the Colorado Symphony (NWS, 2007-10) performs John Rutter’s Suite Antique, a lighthearted homage to Bach with a modern twist. Inspired by Samuel Barber’s famous Adagio and lush white sand beaches, Joan Tower’s Island Prelude has Kevin Pearl, Assistant Principal Oboe of the Milwaukee Symphony (NWS, 2012-15), mimicking the whimsical flight patterns of a tropical bird. Generations of NWS Fellows—current and former—join forces in this musical homecoming.