Visual Concertos | 7:30 pm
Concert Sponsor: Brevard Symphony Orchestra South Guild | Nicholas Bardonnay, photographer and multi-media artist
MCALLISTER | In Praise of Joe (world premiere, in honor of Joe Kreines
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS | Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis with Sagaland* by Westwater Arts
SIBELIUS | Finlandia
ROSSINI | Overture to William Tell
SMETANA | The Moldau and From Bohemia’s Woods & Fields from Má Vlast with Czech Journeys** by Westwater Arts
Beautiful orchestral works of Ralph Vaughan Williams and Bedrich Smetana will be enhanced by the breathtaking imagery and photochoreography by Nicholas Bardonnay of Westwater Arts. The evening begins with a world premiere by Vero Beach native Scott McAllister, In Praise of Joe, written in honor of Joe Kreines. Sibelius wrote Finlandia as a way of protesting censorship from Russia and, as such, it was often performed under false titles to hide its true intent, such as: Happy Feelings at the Awakening of Finnish Spring and A Scandinavian Choral March. William Tell was Rossini’s final opera, known today mostly for its rousing, familiar Overture.
*Photographed, produced and performed by Nicholas Bardonnay.
**Commissioned by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and The Toronto Symphony, photographed and co-produced by Nicholas Bardonnay and James Westwater, and performed by Nicholas.