WORKS BY WOMEN COMPOSERS
February 14, 2020, 7:30 pm
March is National Women’s History Month, a time to honor extraordinary women. The PSO will present a concert of symphonic works, all of which were composed by women, from the time of Mozart through the twentieth century. February is Black History Month, and one of our featured composers is Florence Price, a truly gifted black woman. You will be amazed at the beauty of her music, and be moved to learn about the obstacles she overcame to fulfill her passion of being a composer.
- Overture in C (Fanny Mendelssohn)
- Rissolty Rossolty (R.C. Seeger)
- Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman (J. Tower)
- Mississippi River Suite (F. Price)
- O Virtus Sapientie (Hildegard von Bingen)
- Overture to Der Schulkandidat (Maria Theresia von Paradis)
May 1, 2020, 7:30 pm
For many years, three composers have been recognized by orchestras around the world for their huge contributions to the development of western classical music. They are often referred to as the three “B”s – Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms. The PSO has decided to add one more “B” to the list for this concert, the American composer Samuel Barber. We’ll present his gorgeous “Knoxville, Summer of 1915”, for soprano soloist with orchestra. Selections from Bach’s “Orchestral Suite #3”, Brahms’ “Hungarian Dances”, and Beethoven’s monumental “Symphony #5” will round off this special evening of music.
- Orchestral Suite No. 3 (J.S. Bach)
- Symphony No. 5 (L. Beethoven)
- One of the Hungarian Dances (J. Brahms)
- Knoxville, Summer of 1915 (S. Barber )