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May 7, 2023 – 3:30 pm
BRAHMS. BRITTEN. HIGDON.
This concert brings you stirring music inspired by natural and urban landscapes. Johannes Brahms completed his joyful 1877 Symphony 2 during a summer stay along an Austrian lakeshore. Benjamin Britten captured the moods of the North Sea in his dramatic Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes (1945). And Jennifer Higdon conveys the vitality of Atlanta, Georgia, her hometown, in Skyline from City Scape (2002). Finally, Tristan Zhu, the winner of our 2023 high school solo contest, will perform the first movement of Ludwig van Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major. Listen here: Brahms, Britten, Higdon.
Presented At: Hinsdale Central High School, 55th & Grant Streets, Hinsdale, Illinois 60521
LOVE. BETRAYAL. REVENGE.
Jun 25, 2023 – 3:30 pm
Cavalleria Rusticana (Rustic Chivalry), Pietro Mascagni's 1890 opera, spins a dramatic tale of life in a Sicilian village, complete with love, war, infidelity, revelry, and a duel to the death. One of the first operas to depict the experiences of everyday people rather than royalty, gods, and goddesses, it has been wildly popular since its premiere. We perform this short opera in concert with orchestra, chorus, and four fabulous soloists. Listen here.
Presented At: Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Avenue, Naperville, Illinois 60540