, Conductor Richard Sherman
MOZART- Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio,
HELMS- Seven Ascents for Flute & Orchestra
ELGAR- Variations on an Original Theme (Enigma)
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Join us for a program of intrigue, as mystery lies behind the identities represented in Elgar’s “Enigma” Variations.
Mozart incorporated what was known as “Turkish music” into his opera, TheAbduction from the Seraglio,
a sound and style that captivated many composers of the time. The Lansing Symphony’s very own Principal Flute, Richard Sherman, brings his exquisite artistry to Helms’ Seven Ascents for Flute & Orchestra.
A founding faculty member of the MSU Community Music School, Helms has written choral, instrumental and orchestral works in addition to music for theatre.Along with the great music, this program also highlights some of the remarkable talent we have in the Lansing area!
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Spectrum is bringing the spirit of Motown and R&B to the Lansing Symphony, and you! This award-winning quartet will take you back through time into the heart and soul of Motown. Revisit the era that changed the face of music, featuring hits such as Just My Imagination, Stand By Me, My Girl
and I Heard It Through The Grapevine
. With a style of rhythm, blues and pop, this group will have you dancing in your seat!
Aldridge World PremiereTimothy Muffitt
, ConductorMelissa Marse
ROSSINI- Overture to William Tell
ALDRIDGE- Variations on a Folk Tune for Piano & Orchestra
RAVEL- Pavane for a Dead Princess
STRAVINSKY Stravinsky- The Firebird
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Proven to be a musical treasure for all ages, the overture to his opera“William Tell”
was Rossini’s most ambitious overture, as it combines picturesque imagery and rousing orchestration. From this we move to the World Premiere of Robert Aldridge’s Variations on a Folk Tune for Piano & Orchestra,
performed by pianist Melissa Marse. Equally gifted, in 2012 Aldridge won the Grammy Award for “Best Classical Composition,” and Marse has been heralded by The Times-Tribune
as “a rare combination of clarity, warmth and technical mastery seldom seen.” First conceived as music for solo piano, Ravel’s Pavane for a Dead Princess
was rescored eleven years later for the modern orchestra. Ravel was a prominent influence on the Russian composer Stravinsky, who wrote the popular and beloved “Firebird” Suite
. An instant success, Stravinsky became an overnight sensation and remains a crowd favorite to this day.