DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 9
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto
ITZHAK PERLMAN, violin
Spencer Myer returns with the brilliance that has endeared him to Springfield audiences on two prior occasions. This time he has chosen not one but TWO concerti by Maurice Ravel. Stunning in their evocative allusions to American Jazz, these pieces challenge the Orchestra as well as the pianist. Completing the program is Richard Strauss’ stunningly beautiful suite from Der Rosenkavalier, clearly some of the most romantic music ever written.
HECTOR BERLIOZ LES FRANCS-JUGES Overture, Op. 3 H23
MAURICE RAVEL Concerto in G
MAURICE RAVEL Concerto for the Left Hand
SPENCER MYER, piano
RICHARD STRAUSS Suite from Der Rosenkavalier
Make it a memorable family holiday season! Watch the hit classic film, Home Alone, while your SSO performs the magical score live, as you enjoy popcorn from your seat.
A true holiday favorite, this beloved comedy classic features renowned composer John Williams‘ charming and delightful score performed live to picture by the Springfield Symphony Orchestra. Macaulay Culkin stars as Kevin McCallister, an 8-year-old boy who’s accidentally left behind when his family leaves for Christmas vacation, and who must defend his home against two bungling thieves. Hilarious and heart-warming, Home Alone is holiday fun for the entire family!
Motion Picture with Orchestra
© 1990 Twentieth Century Fox
The circus meets the symphony! Troupe Vertigo is a group of acrobatic cirque artists who enhance music with their ariel feats. The musical fairy tales that we will visit are Prokofiev’s Cinderella and Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. Totally appropriate for younger listeners, this program will be a feast for the eyes as well as the ears.
NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV – Scheherazade – IV. Festival at Bagdad
JOE HISAISHI Princess Mononoke The Legend of Ashitaka
SERGEI PROKOFIEV Cinderella
ALAN MENKEN The Little Mermaid Orchestral Suite
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Swan Lake
A feast of American music introducing the remarkable talent, Candice Hoyes. Singing the music of iconic composer Samuel Barber, Hoyes easily crosses the media of classical, jazz, and pop sounds. Rounding out the program will be the ultimate American symphony, Aaron Copland’s Third Symphony. You will hear the derivation of Copland’s audience favorite, The Fanfare for the Common Man, which is the main thematic material of the last movement.
FLORENCE PRICE (arr. Wm. Grant Still) Dances in the Canebrakes
JESSIE MONTGOMERY Strum
SAMUEL BARBER Knoxville Summer of 1915, op. 24
CANDICE HOYES, soprano
AARON COPLAND Symphony No.3
The SSO Chorale was scheduled to join us for Carmina Burana during the year of the pandemic. We are delighted to bring this audience favorite to life as our season finale. Based on 24 poems originally created by the Benedictine monks in Bavaria, the music is uproarious, intoxicating, and sublime. One of the most popular works in the repertoire, its appearance on our series always is a popular event.
CARL ORFF Carmina Burana
JENNIFER JILL ARAYA, Soprano
DANIEL STEIN, Tenor
MICHAEL ROEMER, Baritone