Daphnis et Chloé

Simone Porter makes her debut with the Omaha Symphony in her performance of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor; the evening ends with Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé.

Holland Center
Friday, Apr 29 | 7:30 PM
Saturday, Apr 30 | 7:30 PM


Alasdair Neale Conductor
Simone Porter Violin More

Program Info

  • BOULANGER: D’un matin de printemps

  • MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64

  • DEBUSSY: Selections from Preludes, orchestrated by Colin Matthews

  • RAVEL: Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2

The Omaha Symphony evokes a night at the Ballet Russes under the baton of conductor Alasdair Neale in this evening of dramatic and dreamy works. First is Lili Boulanger’s D’un matin de printemps, a vibrant and tonally explorative work that employs colorful use of the entire orchestra. Violinist Simone Porter makes her debut with the Omaha Symphony, bringing her electric energy to the stage in a performance of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor. The evening ends with two composers often named together, but with distinct styles; selections from Debussy’s Preludes are ethereal and otherworldly, while the Suite No. 2 from Ravel’s ballet Daphnis et Chloé is a pastoral tour de force.

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