Maestro Conducts Respighi
Behold the sounds of the organ, an extraordinary and timeless instrument featured in Respighi’s Suite for Organ and Strings, followed by Omaha Symphony’s Assistant Principal Oboe and English Horn Heather Baxter and Associate Principal Trumpet Federico Montes make their soloist debuts in front of the orchestra in Copland’s Quiet City.
RESPIGHI: Suite for Organ and Strings
COPLAND: Quiet City
ELENA RUEHR: Shimmer
RESPIGHI: Trittico Boticelliano
Showcasing the glorious organ at the Strauss Performing Arts Center at UNO, the afternoon opens with Ottorino Respighi’s stirring Suite for Organ and Strings. Watch Susanna Perry Gilmore shine as she performs one of Vaughan Williams’ lesser-known works, Concerto Accademico, praised for its virtuosic use of the violin, its imaginative orchestration, and colorful soundscapes. Strongly inspired by the energetic string music of Vivaldi amidst modern harmonic language, Elena Ruehr’s Shimmer shines in its own way. A perfect companion to this Joslyn Series concert is Respighi's Trittico Botticelliano, a vivid musical depiction of three famous paintings by Sandro Botticelli, The Adoration of the Magi, The Birth of Venus, and Primavera.
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