Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Chicago Sinfonietta: Harvey Felder Conducts 'Past Tense, Future Tense' April 19, 7:30 PM

[Harvey Felder]
Ever wish you could travel back in time? What must it have been like the first time the Beatles played together, or Yo-Yo Ma performed with an orchestra, or Ella Fitzgerald traded riffs with a sax player? The Chicago Sinfonietta’s story began in October of 1987 with our debut concert at Orchestra Hall. Paul Freeman lifted the baton, the musicians came to their ready positions, and musical history was made. Over the next twelve months we want to share a little bit of our story with you as we begin to celebrate the Chicago Sinfonietta’s 25th Anniversary Season. Think of this concert, comprised of works performed during the first year of the Sinfonietta’s history, as the first chapter.

Alberto Ginastera: Variaciones Concertantes
First Sinfonietta performance: January 1988

Samuel Barber: Knoxville: Summer of 1915
First Sinfonietta performance: September 1988

George Walker: Antiphonys for Chamber Orchestra
First Sinfonietta performance: September 1988

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 8
First Sinfonietta performance: March 1988

[GeorgeWalker (b. 1922) is a composer and pianist whose website is http://georgetwalker.com/, and who is featured at AfriClassical.com.]

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