Fall is finally upon us, and that means orchestras around the world are gearing up for a new season. The Flint Symphony (my home orchestra) opens it’s 2011-2012 season on September 24th at 8:30pm. Here’s a blurb from the orchestra’s web site:
Wagner, Flying Dutchman Overture Barber, Violin Concerto Ravel, Alborada del gracioso Ravel, Rapsodie Espagnole Ravel, Pavane for a Dead Princess Ravel, Bolero Enrique Diemecke, conductor • Elmar Oliveira, violin Continental borders have never defined classical music, nor the imaginations of classical composers. Unbound by the political enclosures of man, every symphonist has plucked, extracted and expanded upon the global culture of music to appease the fervor for their craft. On this season opener, the FSO brings a tragic German fable to life with The Flying Dutchman overture. Then, in contrast, American composer Barber’s flowing, beautiful melodies emanate from the strings of a fine violinist. Spanish melodies and rhythms from a well-loved French composer round out the evening of travels.
With this program coming up, I’ve been practicing my triple tonguing like crazy!