- Friday October 26 8:00pm
Michael Haithcock, conductor
Annie Jeng, piano
Pre-concert conversation with Annie Jeng, Joel Puckett, and Michael Haithcock at 7:15 PM in the lower lobby.
Each piece to be performed was inspired by a literary or artistic source that motivated the composer. An apocalyptic vision of heaven inspired Messiaen, a devout Catholic. Puckett’s work was inspired by a quotation from Herman Hesse’s Siddhartha. Mussorgsky composed his Russian masterpiece for piano, inspired by a friends’ artistic renderings, as a memorial tribute. Paul Lavender’s transcription for band majestically captures Ravel’s brilliant orchestral setting.
PROGRAM: Messiaen- La Ville d’en Haut (The City on High), Annie Jeng, soloist; Joel Puckett- Adagio Symphony “that secret from the river;” Mussorgsky/Lavender- Pictures at an Exhibition
Free - no tickets required