RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 2
WAGNER Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Numberg
DEBUSSY Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun
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Composers have always used imagination inspired from nature, so it is no surprise that many have picked up their pens (or their quills!) to give us musical depictions of the fascinating creatures with whom we share the planet. Throughout the 2016‐17 Season, Symphony Goes Wild, the talented musicians of the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra will offer the most delightful and entertaining of these philharmonic fauna, from the smallest Mussorgsky’s Song of the Flea, to the largest Hovhaness’ And God Created Great Whales. Our musical zoo will include horses (Copland), lions (Rorem), elephants (Mancini, of course!), bears (Haydn and Bartok), Vaughan Williams (wasps), and Respighi (snakes!). Plus, familiar favorites like the murmuring insects and serenading birds of Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, along with the charms of
Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals.
The 2016‐2017 Season will feature Greek pianist, Andreas Kerkezos, performing Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, the always popular Holidays with the Symphony performance, as well as violin prodigy, Kiarra Saito‐Beckman, performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 and the 12th Annual Great Movie Scores Quiz.
The LCSO is going wild, so be sure to subscribe now as this is a symphonic safari you won’t want to miss!