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North Carolina Symphony: Russian Spectacular
Robert E Lee Auditorium
Oct 2 2015
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Classic music enthusiasts are in for a treat as the Nashville Symphony is hosting the Russian Spectacular at its Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The show will present a journey into time as the orchestra will play compositions by some of the greatest composers such as Prokofiev, Shostakovich and Mussorgsky. The schedule of the musical event will present firstly Mussorgsky’s composition that goes by the name of “Night on Bald Mountain”, after which a performance of Prokofiev’s “Piano Concerto No. 3” will follow. After the summation of these two symphonic renditions, “Symphony No. 5 by Shostakovich” will be recreated. Those who wish to witness an intense musical spectacle should buy Russian Spectacular tickets.
The event will be completed with the help of Nashville Symphony’s orchestra, pianist Joyce Yang and conductor Giancarlo Guerrero. The Russian Spectacular is expected to light up the organization’s hall, the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Located in the downtown area of Nashville, Tennessee, the center was inaugurated in 2006. The center opened with a debut show by conductor Leonard Slatkin. Named after conductor, Kenneth Schermerhorn, at the heart of the facility is situated the Laura Turner Concert Hall that provides seating space for approximately 2000 spectators.
Over the years the Schermerhorn Symphony Center has become host to a large array of classical, pop, jazz, rock and comedic events. It is known to invite artists such as Chaka Khan, Bill Cosby, Kathy Griffin, Huey Lewis & the News, Foreigner, Renee Fleming, Don Williams, Vince Gill and Amy Grant amongst numerous others. This time the concert hall is host to a unique Russian showcase, the Russian Spectacular.
The first composer whose music will be celebrated is Russian composer, Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev. Born in 1891, Prokofiev is considered to be one of the most prolific composers and pianists of the twentieth century. He is most popular for his nine piano sonatas, seven symphonies and five piano concertos. Apart from these compositions, Prokofiev has also written several family favorites that include The Love for Three Oranges, Romeo and Juliet (a ballad), Peter and the Wolf and Lieutenant Kije. His piece of music that will be played at the upcoming Russian Spectacular event is Piano Concerto No. 3 played in C Major. This concerto is considered to be the best one that has been written by the Russian artist.
Prokofiev began working on the concerto sketches in 1913 and the symphony was finally completed in 1921. The concerto constitutes of three movements; Andate – Allergo played in C Major, Tema con variazioni played in E Minor and Allegro, ma non troppo played in C Major. The concerto requires a piano soloist whose performance is aided with the help of an orchestra that should include instruments such as flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, horns, trumpets, trombones, violins, violas, cellos, double basses, timpani, castanets and tambourines.
The second composer whose music will be celebrated is Dmitri Shostakovich. Born in 1906, Shostakovich is also a Russian pianist, considered to be one of the most prominent composers of the century. The artist has produced over six concerti, two solo sonatas, twenty four preludes, three operas, fifteen symphonies amongst countless other ballets, soundtracks for movies and song cycles. At the upcoming event, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 will be presented. Played in D Minor, the symphony was composed by the artist in 1937. The musical piece has a length of forty five minutes and constitutes of four movements namely Moderato, Allegretto, Largo and Allegro non troppo. The orchestra that is used to complete the piece includes instruments such as piccolo, flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, horns, trumpets, trombones, tuba, timpani, triangle, snare drum, xylophone, tam-tam, harps, celesta, strings and piano.
The third and last piece to be presented at the show is of composer Modest Mussorgsky. Born in 1839, the Russian composer is considered to be one of the most renowned composers of the nineteenth century. Some of his most popular works include Boris Godunov, Pictures at an Exhibition and Night on Bare Mountain. The orchestral poem Night on Bare Mountain will be presented at the Russian Spectacular. The tone poem consists of four scores named Assembly of the witches, Cortege of Satan, Black Service and Sabbath that are played with the help of strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion.
If the above program has sparked your interest, then you should purchase Russian Spectacular tickets and witness some of the most popular compositions come to life.