BOULANGER: D’un matin de printemps
MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
DEBUSSY: Ibéria, No.2 from Images
RAVEL: Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2
The Omaha Symphony presents a night of evocative French repertoire under the baton of conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya. 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; Debussy’s ethereal Ibéria, a vibrant daydream of Spain, and Suite No. 2 from Ravel’s ballet Daphnis et Chloé, a romantic, lush foray into fantasy.