The Vermont Symphony Orchestra Opens Masterworks Series Tonight
The VSO offers a five-concert Saturday Masterworks series at the Flynn Center in Burlington, with additional select Sunday Matinee performances in Rutland (beginning at 3:00 pm). All Flynn concerts begin at 8:00 pm and are preceded at 7:00 pm by Musically Speaking, a free pre-concert discussion that provides entertaining insight into the evening's program.
Tonight, October 26, the VSO commemorate two sesquicentennials in its season opener: Richard Strauss's birth (with a performance of his brilliant tone poem, Death and Transfiguration); and the Civil War (with two works that pay homage to that seminal period in American history). Danielpour's Come Up From The Fields, Father, is a setting of a Walt Whitman poem; the solo cello portrays a soldier's bereaved mother. Copland's Lincoln Portrait uses words and music to create a moving tribute to the man who still inspires Americans to the twin goals of freedom and democracy. We take advantage of our wonderful soloist, Sharon Robinson, to perform Schelomo, a free-form cello concerto in one movement in which Bloch describes the richness and pomp of King Solomon.
Jaime Laredo, conductor
Sharon Robinson, cello
Randall Scarlata, baritone and narrator
STRAUSS Death and Transfiguration
BLOCH Schelomo, Hebraic Rhapsody
DANIELPOUR Come up from the Fields, Father
COPLAND Lincoln Portrait
Students $9.00 in all sections other than the top tier
Includes $1.50 Preservation Fee
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