In our 30th anniversary season, we celebrate the stories, gifts, and lessons we share with each generation of music makers and music lovers. From the rolling brooks of Beethoven’s pastoral sixth symphony to the spiritual metamorphosis of Duke Ellington’s River Suite, two hundred years of nature music captivate us with stories told in sound. Fanfares, chorals, Beethovenian heroism and a panoply of percussion instruments make Tan Dun’s Internet Symphony: Eroica an absolute romp. The MPO then joins forces with One Voice Mixed Chorus for the premier of a new work by Nathan Hall. Finally, Tchaikovsky’s passionate Symphony No. 6, which the composer called “the most sincere of all my creations,” is an emotional epic, pouring forth with wonder, joy, fury, and lament – passionate in every sense of the word.
FREE event but seats reserved. Symphonic Band – Dr. Douglas OrzolekSymphonic Wind Ensemble – Dr. Matthew George, ConductorFeaturing Colombian Guest Conductor, Dr. Patricia Vanegas Ruiz
Fanfares, marches, and jubilant melodies open our 30th anniversary season in the Festive Overture of iconic American composer William Grant Still. Nino Rota, composer of film music for The Godfather parts I and II, brings his dramatic gifts to the concert stage with the playful and lyrical Concerto for Bassoon, featuring MPO’s own Brian Hadley. And the pastoral open spaces of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 are host to dances, storms and songs of gratitude.Not able to attend in person? Click here for options.