Ravel Piano Concerto

03/24/2017, 8:00 PM to 10:15 PM

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Ravel La Valse
Ravel Piano Concerto in G Major
Miller Scherzo Crypto
Strauss Rosenkavalier, Suite 1945

JoAnn Falletta Conductor  | Fabio Bidini Piano

Long time Buffalo Philharmonic Music Director JoAnn Falletta takes us on an imaginary tour of fin de siècle Vienna, from the brilliant sunshine of the Mediterranean and a short detour right here at home with a delightfully witty new work for orchestra by our own Alexander Miller. The concert is bookended with two Viennese-flavored classics. Maurice Ravel evokes a swirling ballroom, ever more dizzying as the waltz accelerates to a frenzy. Richard Strauss’ love-letter to the mid-18th century Empress Maria Theresa, his finest comedy, Der Rosenkavalier, closes the evening with one infectious memorable waltz after another. And Mr. Miller cleverly hides the name of a musical instrument in his San Antonio Symphony celebration commission Scherzo Crypto. Let’s see if you can guess the answer during the performance!
View the program notes here.

Tickets start at $18 |  Students $5
Unable to attend the concert? Tune in to Blue Lake Public Radio on May 21, 2017 at 1pm for a rebroadcast of the concert.

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