We are so excited to kick off 2015 with a concert featuring two masterpieces that approach music from completely different perspectives. Much of the music we perform is symphonic music and is not done with text or narration. On this program, we will be featuring Sergei Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf.” This is one my favorite pieces, but we wanted to present it with a “Twist.” Several years ago I heard about this company called “Really Inventive Stuff,” which is dedicated to imaginative, playful, entertaining storytelling. So joining us onstage from “Really Inventive Stuff” will be Michael Boudewyns who will share the story of “Peter and the Wolf” in a way you have never seen before. The audience, both young and old, is going to love it!
Also on the program is Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 4.It was the last of Brahms’ symphonies and the most mature. This symphony is full of passion, all the wonderful ideals of the Baroque, Classical and Romantic period. He was a musicologist who tipped his hat to the past of Palestrina and Bach while at the same time looking forward to where music composition could go. It is an amazing piece of music that we are happy to share with the community.
Hope to see everyone there and what a great way to begin 2015!