April 21-22, 2023
Mahler Symphony No. 7
GUSTAV MAHLER: Symphony No. 7
Mussorgsky strolls through an art gallery. The Orchestra brings its images to life.
NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Russian Easter Overture
BILLY CHILDS: Saxophone Concerto [CSO Co-Commission]
MODEST MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. Ravel)
Ramon Tebar, conductor
Steven Banks, saxophone
Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition is an epic musical stroll through an eclectic gallery of paintings, from a drawing of unhatched dancing chickens to an image of towering city gates. Originally for piano, Ravel’s version for orchestra adds a bursting palette of instrumental color. Saxophonist Steven Banks, who “has the potential to be one of the transformational musicians of the 21st century,” plays a new concerto by GRAMMY-winning pianist and composer Billy Childs.