OPENING NIGHT: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 MINUTES
OCTOBER 16, 2021 | 7:30 PM
VON SUPPÉ – Poet and Peasant Overture | MUSSORGSKY – Night on Bald Mountain | LISZT – Les Preludes
How does the saying go? “No unknown, unwanted melody”? This will certainly be true at Opening Night of the BSO’s 68th Season. We’ll start the evening with Franz von Suppe’s Poet and Peasant Overture. With its beautiful cello solo and familiar melodies you will be transported back in time to when life was simpler. Our journey takes us to Hungary and Franz Liszt’s Les Preludes, the first work to be called a “symphonic poem,” a term meant to convey the idea of an orchestral overture, but with the emotion and mood of the Romantic era of composition. We will experience the dramatic flair of Bizet’s Habanera from Carmen, the exotic melodies and colors of American composer Soon Hee Newbold’s Egyptian Legacy, and the island charm of Dmitri Shostakovich’s Tahiti Trot. After more stops in England, Italy, France and Imperial Russia, we will find that we have circumnavigated the globe.
Concert Sponsor: The Brandon Family