Ravel, Rachmaninoff & Strauss
Strauss’ Suite from Der Rosenkavalier vividly portrays key moments from the opera’s witty and wise tale of a love triangle; and the symphony’s own Principal Clarinet Tad Calcara and Principal Bassoon Lori Wike shine in the Duet Concertino, for which Strauss imagined a dance between an unlikely couple—a bear and a princess. Ravel’s La valse depicts a more elegant dance, with the waltzers gradually becoming illuminated as the ballroom brightens, while Rachmaninoff’s The Isle of the Dead is dark and chilling, inspired by Arnold Böcklin’s painting of a desolate rocky island. Chief Conductor of the Munich Symphony Orchestra Kevin John Edusei, commanding and elegant on the podium, leads this program featuring three of Europe’s greatest composers.
Join us for a pre-concert chat about the evening’s program with Vice President of Artistic Planning Bob Neu, as well as guest artists and musicians from our orchestra, starting 45 minutes before the concert begins.
RAVEL: La valse
RACHMANINOFF: The Isle of the Dead
R. STRAUSS: Duet Concertino for Clarinet and Bassoon
R. STRAUSS: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier
ACCESSIBILITY: We are committed to making our performances and venues accessible to all of our patrons.
GENERAL AGE GUIDELINE: Individuals ages five and older are welcome at this performance. Parents should ensure their children are able to sit quietly through the performance without disturbing others around them. No babes in arms will be admitted.
LATE SEATING POLICY: Late seating will be at an appropriate break in the concert, to be determined at a later date, or at intermission. More information on our late and re-entry policies is found here.
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