BRIAN HARRIS BMW MASTERWORKS SERIES

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Masterworks I
Opening Night

Friday, September 22, 2017 | 7:00pm
Baton Rouge River Center Theatre
Timothy Muffitt, conductor
Sarah Chang, violin

Opening the season in true fashion, the BRSO is excited to present internationally acclaimed violin virtuoso Sarah Chang making her Baton Rouge debut with Piazzolla’s Four Seasons Buenos Aires.  This concert is fashioned around dances featuring a modern day Foxtrot, Waltz, Cake-Walk, Western One-Step and many more. Ravel’s seductive Bolero will bring the audience to their feet as the finale to a truly special season opener.

*Concert Underwritten by Baton Rouge General
*Artist Underwritten by the Tuesday Night Supper Club

 

Masterworks II
Journeys of the Heart
Thursday, November 16, 2017 | 7:30pm
Baton Rouge River Center Theatre
Timothy Muffitt, conductor
Jeremy Denk, piano

Jeremy Denk makes his second appearance with the BRSO this season as the featured soloist in the 4th Piano Concerto by Beethoven.  Journeys of the Heart opens with Shostakovich’s deceitful optimism and frivolity as he masks the oppression and paranoia of the Stalinist Regime; the tender sentiments of Beethoven that have been compared to Orpheus taming the beasts; and the profound loneliness and suffering of a life left incomplete heard in Tchaikovsky’s Pathetique.

* This program is presented in partnership with the LSU College of Music & Dramatic Arts. Mr. Denk is a Merrill Lynch Educational Fund artist

 

Masterworks III
Home for the Holidays

Friday, December 1, 2017 | 7:30pm
Baton Rouge River Center Theatre
Timothy Muffitt, conductor
David Shaler, chorusmaster
Ana Maria Andricain, soprano

The Holiday Season is celebrated in grand musical style at the BRSO.  Our Home for the Holidays concert is a complete embrace of our community featuring local artists such as The Baton Rouge Symphony Chorus, Everett Parker and the Greater Baton Rouge Interfaith Ensemble, Emily DeFoe and the Sherwood Middle Academic Magnet School Advanced Treble Choir, and the Celebration Quartet.

*Concert Underwritten by BASF
*Artist Underwritten by
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center

 

Masterworks IV
Fortuna Rota:  Fortune’s Wheel

Thursday, February 22, 2018 | 7:30pm
Baton Rouge River Center Theatre
Timothy Muffitt, conductor
David Shaler, chorusmaster
Baton Rouge Symphony Chorus

Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana is a rollicking audience favorite. Based on the forbidden themes of the poetry laced with death, lust, gambling and paganism, all fall victim to the hand of the fickle Roman Goddess, Fortuna, The Empress of the World.  Carl Orff’s masterful setting comes to life through instrument, voice and dance in BRSO’s presentation of Fortuna Rota; Fortune’s Wheel.

 

Masterworks V
La Tragédie et la Comédie

Thursday, March 8, 2018 | 7:30pm
Baton Rouge River Center Theatre
Timothy Muffitt, conductor

The mask of comedy has long been an effective ruse for distinguishing the darker aspects of humanity.  Do not be deceived; behind each of the seemingly lighthearted works in Timothy Muffitt’s La Tragédie et la Comédie, there is a darker tale waiting to be told.

 

Masterworks VI
The Promise of Springtime

Friday, April 19, 2018 | 7:30pm
Baton Rouge River Center Theatre
Timothy Muffitt, conductor
Skip Bertman, narrator

Prose from Bart Giamatti’s The Green Fields of the Mind

Thoughts of spring offer promises of youth, young love, and…..baseball!  Fred Sturm’s piece Forever Spring is a “9 inning” multifaceted tribute to his beloved sport featuring our very own Skip Bertman as narrator.   The BRSO Season Finale performance also includes Copland’s story of the famous western outlaw Billy the Kid and Bernstein’s popular fusion of rhythm and jazz.


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Chamber I
Bachtoberfest!
Friday, October 13, 2017 | 7:30pm
Capitol Park Museum
BRSO in partnership with the Louisiana State Museums

Join us for a fun-filled celebration of some of the most beloved music by one of the world’s most prolific composers. Presented in the Capitol Park Museum’s covered outdoor area, this family-friendly outdoor concert features the chance to get up close and personal with the musicians of BRSO.  A Bachtoberfest wouldn’t be complete without gourmet food and beer trucks too!


Chamber II
Permutations of Three
Thursday, February 8, 2018 | 7:30pm
The Ballroom of the Old Governor’s Mansion
Rachel Ciraldo, flute
Christopher Lowry, viola
Stephanie Gustafson Amfahr, harp

There is a vast array of timbres a trio of musicians can create simply by moving in and out of the ensemble. Enjoy this international program of varied musical styles written for the flute, viola and harp performed in an array of combinations.


Chamber III
The Pendulum Swings: Impressionism – Postmodernism

Thursday, March 22, 2018 | 7:30pm
First Presbyterian Church, Baton Rouge

In the history of western music, it is hard to find greater rebel than Claude Debussy. Considered groundbreaking by academics and highly controversial by traditionalists, Debussy gave voice to the Impressionist Movement, laced with personal sentiment and emotions. Ironically, within 20 years, his music gave rise to another group of rebels spawning an even more powerful movement and return to logic, structure and reason – the genesis of Postmodernism and the Polystylism of Alfred Schnittke.

 

Chamber IV
Le Piano Franςaise

Thursday, April 5, 2018 | 7:30pm
The Capital Hilton’s Heidelberg Ballroom
Philippe Bianconi, piano

French pianist Philippe Bianconi has long been a favorite of BRSO audiences. Since winning at the Seventh Van Cilburn International Competition in the 1980’s, Bianconi has enthralled audiences and critics throughout the world pursuing his musical itinerary and patiently carving out his path far from the media hype. BRSO welcomes back Mr. Bianconi for this very special BRSO recital debut.

 

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