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This concert is presented in memory of Horst and Ruth Mary Meyer

Inspired by the atmosphere of his home country, a composer forges an original style highlighting the characters of each instrument.

February 13, 2022 | 3pm

Carolina Theatre of Durham

The Program

Honegger

Pastorale d'été

Mozart

Piano Concerto No.24

Ginastera

Variaciones Concertantes

What You'll Hear

About This Program

Meet Arthur Honegger. Definitely not a household name, Honegger is one of the few Swiss composers that has survived the test of time, and rightfully so! His Pastorale d'ete is a short symphonic poem reflecting the beauty and majesty of you guessed it, the Swiss Alps.

While Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Piano Concertos Nos. 20-24 tend to dominate today's concert stages, it was the Concerto No.26, nicknamed "Coronation"  that was most popular during the 19th century. 

Having studied with Aaron Copland at Tanglewood in the summer of 1941, Alberto Ginastera would go on to become the musical voice of his nation, similar to his American counterpart. Employing original thematic and rhythmic elements, and showing off the individual prowess of the orchestra's members, Variaciones Concertantes takes on a subjective Argentinian character. This work is sure to have you bopping in your seat.

Guest Artists

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