The Broadway star who turned Stephen Sondheim’s song of survival
Frequent guest conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen returns to lead the CSO in a gorgeous masterpiece from his native Finland, Sibelius’ Four Legends from the Kalevala. This epic lyrical drama includes the profoundly haunting Swan of Tuonela with its unforgettable English horn solo. Critically acclaimed CSO Mead Composer-in-Residence Anna Clyne’s <<rewind<< and Bartók’s lurid The Miraculous Mandarin provide an expressive and compelling opening to this program on August 21st. Other works featured this month include Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture and Ravel's Pavane pour une infante défunte.
August includes a variety of works ranging from Holst's The Planets to Piazzolla's The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. Other featured composers include Walton, Mendelssohn, Mahler, Brahms, Barber, Copland and Falla. Join us on Mondays at 8pm.
Host Michael Barone leads us through five innovative programs in August, ranging from a sonic blockbuster of romantic pipe organ and wind ensemble to the creative contemporary compositions of a Syracuse Organ Book. The music of Dieterich Buxtehude is highlighted with guest commentator and biographer, Kerala Snyder.