Event

Maureen Nelson Plays The Lark Ascending

April 6-8, 2018

Description

SPCO violinist Maureen Nelson takes center stage for Ralph Vaughan Williams’ iconic The Lark Ascending, based on the George Meredith poem of the same name. Following this program’s poetry-inspired, avian theme, the Vaughn Williams is paired with the Midwest premiere of Music Alive composer-in-residence Lembit Beecher’s Conference of the Birds, scored for 18 solo strings and adapted from the eponymous 12th-century Persian epic.

Program

Charles Gounod
Petite symphonie for Wind Instruments

Lembit Beecher
The Conference of the Birds

Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Lark Ascending

Antonín Dvořák
Serenade for Strings

Times & Locations

April 6, 2018 – 8:00 PM
Ordway Concert Hall

April 7, 2018 – 8:00 PM
Ordway Concert Hall

April 8, 2018 – 3:00 PM
Mahtomedi

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