We conclude our celebration of the Symphonic Choir’s 60th year with a joyful evening of colorful music and song, including one of the world’s most beloved choral works, the virtuosic, showy Bassoon Concerto by Gioacchino Rossini, an Italian composer of 39 operas. Performing it is Dorian Antipa, principal bassoonist with the Great Falls Symphony, member of Chinook Winds, and bassoon professor at MSU-Bozeman. He has performed extensively with various symphonies and orchestras in Montana and across the nation.
French composer and virtuoso pianist Louise Farrenc wrote two overtures considered to be inspired by Beethoven’s models of German absolute music.
Gabriel Fauré, another French composer, is best known for his Requiem, Après un rêve, and the Cantique de Jean Racine. Written when Fauré was 19 for a composition competition, the prizewinning sacred work is for mixed choir and orchestra.
As part of the notorious group of young French composers “Les Six,” Francis Poulenc wanted to break away from Germanic formality and French Impressionism. His first sacred work, the Gloria, is a large-scale work for soprano, four-part mixed chorus and orchestra, and consists of the words of the Mass set to music. Featured is soprano Stephanie Jennings. She has sung with the Houston Grand Opera and Dallas Opera for more than a decade, in operas that include Carmen, Madame Butterfly and La Bohème. She last appeared with the Great Falls Symphony on Carmina Burana in 2016.
Saturday, April 25, 2020 @ 7:30 PM
The Historic Mansfield Theater
$37 / $31 Per Adult (Price Levels 1 / 2)
$5 Student (20 years & under) - $10 Student at the door
Season Sponsor: D. A. Davidson Companies
Concert Sponsor: Sletten Construction
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