January 14-15, 2022
La Valse & Simpson Premiere
RICHARD STRAUSS: Der Rosenkavalier Suite
MAURICE RAVEL: La valse
MARK SIMPSON: Violin Concerto [U.S. Premiere, CSO Co-commission]
DEBUSSY, RAVEL & MENDELSSOHN
Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun)
Piano Concerto in G Major
Symphony No. 3, Scottish
This concert is part of the Multicultural Awareness Council (MAC) Series
Roderick Cox’s CSO debut takes us into the sound world of the imagination, with works by composers who used the full palette of orchestral colors to illustrate their vision. Mallarmé’s poem depicting a faun’s ephemeral fantasies inspired Debussy’s most famous work. Pianist Conrad Tao performs Ravel’s concerto inspired by jazz and Basque folk music, and Mendelssohn’s Scottish evokes the dramatic landscapes of the British Isles.
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