MASTERWORKS SERIES
Windows to the World

 

 

Opening Night Gala Performanceweb08
From Spain to the Americas

Friday, September 23, 2016 | 7:00pm
Baton Rouge River Center Theatre
Timothy Muffitt, conductor
Sharon Isbin, guitar

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)

 

 

The New World
Branford MarsalisFriday, October 21, 2016 | 7:30pm
Baton Rouge River Center Theatre
Timothy Muffitt, conductor
Branford Marsalis, saxophone

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.

CHABRIER                         Espana
VILLA LOBOS                    Fantasia para saxophone
COPLAND                           El Salon Mexico
BRUCE STARK                  Symphonic Dances WORLD PREMIERE
JOHN WILLIAMS             Escapades

 

 

Reflections: Handel, Bottesini and Brahmsweb08
Thursday November 17, 2016 | 7:30pm
Baton Rouge River Center Theatre
Timothy Muffitt, conductor
John Madere, bass

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

 

American Vistasweb08
Thursday January 19, 2017 | 7:30pm
Baton Rouge River Center Theatre
Timothy Muffitt, conductor
Willis Delony, piano

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 Enlightenmentweb08
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

 

Prophetic Visionsweb08
Friday, March 24, 2017 | 7:30pm
Baton Rouge River Center Theatre
Timothy Muffitt, conductor
David Shaler, chorusmaster

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.

MENDELSSOHN                 Elijah

 

 

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