Pre-concert Talk 6:30 pm | Concert 7:30 pm
Guest Conductor: Cosette Justo Valdés (Artistic Director Candidate)
Guest Artist: Marion Newman Mezzo-Soprano
Joseph Canteloube: Chants d’Auvergne (Songs from the Auvergne) Series 5 (# 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Jennifer Butler: New Work for Mezzo-Soprano and Strings (VIS commission)
Gabriel Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 80 Suite
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no. 7, op. 92, A major
What a magnificent musical ride as we travel 200 years of music with Chants d’Auvergne – a collection of folk songs from the Auvergne region of France by Canteloube (1923) to Faure’s Pelléas et Mélisande (1898) to Beethoven’s 7th Symphony (1813) – a work he conducted and the audience demanded an encore of the famous “Allegretto” second movement. Then we skip forward 100 years to a premiere by Jennifer Butler with text by Tina Biello and performed by Marion Newman.