MW5

Music From Fantasia


February 11, 2017  •  8:00 pm

@ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

Daniel Meyer, conductor
Inon Barnatan, piano

Mussorgsky        Night on Bald Mountain
Shostakovich     Piano Concerto No. 2
Ponchielli            Dance of the Hours” from La Gioconda
Stravinsky           Suite from The Firebird

Ear JoyDisney’s Amazing Artistic Fusion

Walt Disney’s exploration of classical music, paired with the genius of his illustrators, made for one of the most memorable films of the twentieth century. (Who can forget that silhouette of the great Leopold Stokowski?) A sequel was released in 2000, and I have chosen music from both films to focus on composers who paint pictures with their evocative scores. Highlights include the wry Concerto No. 2 by Shostakovich, and Stravinsky’s high-definition music from The Firebird, premiered in Paris in the early twentieth century.
Daniel Meyer

Inon BarnatanInon Barnatan, piano

Inon Barnatan has been named the New York Philharmonic’s first Artist-in-Association, a major three-season appointment. This past season he made debuts with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and the Orchestre National de France.

 

 

 

 

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