The Pines of Rome

Stéphane Denève - Conductor

Nicholas Angelich - Piano

program

Berlioz - Roman Carnival Overture

Saint-Saëns - Piano Concerto No. 5 ("Egyptian")

INTERMISSION -

Connesson -

Respighi - The Pines of Rome

Thursday, April 26, 2018

7:30 pm Verizon Hall
This engaging concert evokes Italy and Egypt (with a French accent). Berlioz presents all the color and excitement of a Roman carnival. Saint-Saëns composed his Fifth Piano Concerto in Luxor (hence the name); Nicholas Angelich serves up its exotic musical flavor with panache. Guillaume Connesson based his new work on a line from the Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi's The Calm after the Storm, while the Italian Respighi paints a landscape portrait as enduring as the Eternal City itself. Stéphane Denève leads our tour-de-force tour.

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This concert is part of the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ Experience, supported through a generous grant from the Wyncote Foundation.
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