Art In Music

When:
10/17/2020 @ 7:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
2020-10-17T19:00:00-05:00
2020-10-17T19:15:00-05:00
Where:
Victory Theatre
600 Main Street Evansville
IN 47708
Art In Music @ Victory Theatre

ERIC BYERS, CELLO
ROGER KALIA, CONDUCTOR

Ravel  Mother Goose Suite
Shostakovich   Cello Concerto No. 1
Mussorgsky/Ravel   Pictures at an Exhibition

Visual art has inspired a number of composers over the years, and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition is one of the greatest examples of such inspiration. Featuring musical depictions of 10 paintings by his late friend, Viktor Hartmann, Ravel’s orchestration of this masterpiece showcases the entire orchestra in virtuosic and dramatic fashion. Ravel wrote the stunningly beautiful Mother Goose Suite originally as a piano duet but later revised and expanded it into an orchestrated piece. Here again, Ravel’s mastery of orchestration is apparent in the way he brings these five children’s pieces to life. Cellist Eric Byers will make his EPO debut in a performance of Shostakovich’s intense Cello Concerto No. 1, which is a tour de force for the cello.

CONCERT SPONSOR

Koch Foundation
Mrs. Nancy S. Traylor

GUEST ARTIST SPONSOR
Traylor Bros., Inc.