Prepare to be transported into a sensory journey that combines the beauty of sound with the depth of emotion.
The first half of the performance spotlights ASU’s composition and concerto competition winners. Carlos Zarate’s compositions will paint sonic landscapes that captivate the imagination, while Michelle Perez’s voice will weave stories that touch the heart. Bradley Johnson’s bassoon prowess will bring forth a harmonious blend of melody and resonance.
In the second half, legendary conductor JoAnn Falletta takes the podium to lead the ASU Symphony Orchestra through a masterful interpretation of “Pictures at an Exhibition.” This timeless composition by Mussorgsky will come alive under her baton, inviting you to step into a gallery of musical vignettes, each more evocative than the last. The symphony will craft an exquisite auditory canvas that brings to life the colors, emotions and stories depicted in this musical masterpiece.
Carlos Zarate Flores: Between transparency and the invisible
Barber, Samuel: Knoxville: Summer of 1915, op.24
For high voice and orchestra
Michelle Perez, guest soloist
Bernhard Henrik Crusell: Concertino, Bassoon, B-flat major
I. Allegro brillante–Poco adagio–Allegro, 7′
II. Allegro moderato, 4′
III. Polacca, 5′
Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition
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