Get a good look at all the 2015-16 Fellows in their first orchestra concert of the season! Richard Strauss vividly paints the familiar dramatic tale of Cervantes’ Don Quixote through several adventurous variations featuring John Sharp, Principal Cello of the Chicago Symphony. Strings take the spotlight first in Ralph Vaughan Williams’ exquisite revival of a reverent theme by a past compatriot. Paul Hindemith truly creates a Symphonic Metamorphosis in his take on several themes by fellow German Carl Maria von Weber, resulting in a powerful tribute and a mesmerizing finale Hindemith can proudly call his own. Michael Francis, Music Director of The Florida Orchestra, returns to the podium as fresh faces converge with returning favorites to bring you the “new” New World Symphony.