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ROGER KALIA, CONDUCTOR
Colin Jacobsen/Aghaei Ascending Bird
Piazzolla The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
Brahms Symphony No. 4
The EPO is thrilled to present a unique and compelling program that features a warhorse from the repertoire as well as two invigorating 20th century works for the orchestra. The EPO makes its premiere of Colin Jacobsen’s Ascending Bird, a piece that combines inflections of Persian folk song with traditional Western instruments and tells the mythological story of a bird flying toward the sun to achieve spiritual transcendence. The EPO celebrates the 100th anniversary of tango master Astor Piazzolla with a performance of The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, which includes hints of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. The program concludes with Brahms’ towering Symphony No. 4, which is the final symphony of Brahms, a work of great passion and drama with many memorable musical moments.