Upcoming Concerts and Events
To open our 30th anniversary season, experience one of the most familiar and powerful vocal/orchestral masterpieces of all time. German composer and educator Carl Orff created a compelling musical setting of verses from the Carmina Burana, a collection of bawdy, irreverent Medieval-era texts discovered in a Bavarian monastery in 1803. In addition, the opening concert […]Find out more »
Explore the rich musical heritage and distinctive character of Eastern European cultures that fought hard to establish their unique voices against the Western European mainstream of the late 1800s. Polish composer Witold Lutoslawski develops vibrant orchestral settings of native folk songs in Mala (“Little”) Suite, while George Enescu creates a tour-de-force of Romanian/Gypsy folk styles […]Find out more »
The three titans of classical music – Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms – form the backbone of the great German musical tradition and indeed the basis for art music throughout the world. Revel in the Baroque fanfare and invention of the Overture to Johann Sebastian Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 3, the energy and programmatic beauty of […]Find out more »
Get inside the fine art of musical composition in this concert of popular symphonic masterpieces based on variations from a single melodic idea. From the tongue-in-cheek Variations on “America” by the great American iconoclast Charles Ives to Johannes Brahms’ artful and charming Variations on a Theme of Haydn and Edward Elgar’s famous Enigma Variations, you’ll […]Find out more »
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