Sunday Music Series: A Heroine's Tale
Sun, October 17, 2021 @ 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Join us for an evening of music, exploring and celebrating the strength and resilience of women. Tchaikovsky dedicated his heroic Fourth Symphony to his long-time patron Nadezhda von Meck—a savvy businesswoman who supported many artists of the time. Violist Mitsuru Kubo performs Jeremy Crosmer's viola concerto "Masks: A Heroine's Tale." Crosmer wrote the five movement concerto to "draw attention to the different ways women shine in society." The program begins with a suite of excerpts from Bizet's "Carmen," one of the most long-standing and notable masterpieces portraying fearless courage and rebelliousness from one of music's boldest heroines.
Conductor: Matthew Aubin
Guest Violist: Mitsuru Kubo
Georges Bizet, "Suite from 'Carmen'"
Jeremy Crosmer, "Masks: A Heroine’s Tale" for solo viola and orchestra (Mitsuru Kubo, viola)
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, "Symphony No. 4, op. 36 TH 27, F minor"
Don’t miss your opportunity to see each of the four music director finalists conduct the SMSO before the new music director is chosen! The new director will be selected at the end of this Mainstage series and will conduct their first concert as our new music director in our 2022 Summer Beach Series.