CLAUDE DEBUSSY: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun)
MAURICE RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G Major
FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 3, Scottish
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.