Windows to the World
Hailed by the Dallas Morning News as “classical guitar’s reigning diva,” multiple Grammy Award winner Sharon Isbin opens the season with an amazing voyage of music from Spain to the new world peppered with seasonings from the Caribbean, South America and Mexico.
LECUONA Malaguena (Cuba)
TENREIRO Fuentes (Venezuela)
RODRIGO Concierto de Aruanjuez (Spain)
CHAVEZ Symphony No. 2, Sinfonia India (Mexico)
GINASTERA Estancia: Four Dances (Argentina)
MARQUEZ Danzon No. 2 (Mexico)
BRSO delves deeper into the music of the new world with three-time Grammy Award-winning saxophonist, NEA Jazz Master Award recipient, and Tony Award nominee composer Branford Marsalis in his BRSO debut performance.
VILLA LOBOS Fantasia para saxophone
COPLAND El Salon Mexico
BRUCE STARK Symphonic Dances WORLD PREMIERE
JOHN WILLIAMS Escapades
Three masters offer unique glimpses into time and place. BRSO’s own principal bassist John Madere takes center stage in this awe-inspiring program.
HANDEL Coronation Anthem
BOTTESINI Concerto No. 2 for Bass
BRAHMS Symphony No. 2
Explore a panorama of truly American music. Willis Delony returns to the BRSO stage in a program pairing two of our nation’s most celebrated composers alongside two modern-day visionaries.
BARBER Adagio for Strings
COPLAND Appalachian Spring
CORIGLIANO Gazebo Dances
YASINITSKY Concerto for Jazz Piano (WORLD PREMIERE)
Looking Forward: The Age of Enlightenment
Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 7:30pm
Baton Rouge River Center Theatre
Timothy Muffitt, conductor
Marianna Prjevalskaya, piano
Winner of the 2016 New Orleans International Piano Competition
Western politics, philosophy, science and music were radically reinvented between 1685 and 1815 — a period referred to as the Age of Reason, or simply the Enlightenment.
HAYDN Symphony No. 69 in C major
MOZART Piano Concerto No.21 in C Major, K. 467
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7
Sandra Moon, soprano
Leanne Clement, mezzo-soprano
Chauncey Packer, tenor
Dennis Jesse, baritone
Baton Rouge Symphony Chorus
Experience the incredible story of the Prophet Elijah set to Mendelssohn’s forward-looking score that helped usher in the Age of Romanticism.