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Romantic Nights 2018-19


Overview

Six evenings of music you can’t afford to miss. Join Music Director Carl St.Clair for a concert series personally curated to create perfect romantic date nights!

This series consists of 4 performances.


Chopin's Piano Concerto

Chopin's Piano Concerto

January 10, 2019 - January 12, 2019

Technically his second piano concerto (he wrote two in one year during his late teens), Chopin’s Concerto in E minor is a work that takes what the melodic composer did best – compose deeply expressive melodies – and puts it in the hands of a virtuoso soloist and orchestra. Prokofiev’s last symphony and Mussorgsky’s macabre Night on Bald Mountain accompany this unforgettable program. 

 


Madame Butterfly

Madame Butterfly

February 21, 2019 - February 26, 2019

Puccini’s Madame Butterfly tells the story of a young naïve Japanese geisha who believes that her love for a handsome American naval officer is eternal. With its lush score and heartbreaking arias, it is a timeless tale that will stir your emotions. 


A Space Odyssey

A Space Odyssey

April 11, 2019 - April 13, 2019

Famous as part of the soundtrack to 2001: A Space Odyssey, Strauss’ Also Sprach Zarathustra elicits wonder about our vast universe. Former Composer-in- Residence Michael Daugherty offers a suitable prelude — a new work celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Mozart’s cheerful Piano Concerto No. 23, with Finnish pianist Juho Pohjonen, is the sublime centerpiece.


Ravel & Prokofiev

Ravel & Prokofiev

May 16, 2019 - May 18, 2019

Considered one of Maurice Ravel’s masterpieces, The Child and the Magic Spells (L’enfant et les sortilèges) takes the perspective of a young boy who encounters magical forces. Opening the program is Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, a symphonic fairy tale for children that illustrates the characterful sounds of the orchestra and features unique visual performers, the Magic Circle Mime Company.