December 07, Newsletter 2018

//December 07, Newsletter 2018

Full Newsletter: GIFTS AND GALAS!

07 December, 2018 Newsletter

Brandon Phillips, resident conductor of the CPO, will induce the mood while radio luminary and classical buff Rodney Trudgeon will guide you entertainingly through the pieces … the pieces all have a story and Trudgeon has researched them convincingly. For Trudgeon, being involved in the Maynardville Open-Air Festival is a real pleasure for the second time. “It’s amazing how the written word has influenced so many great composers to write truly amazing music,” he says. Great composers is correct …. Famously Incidental includes Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Schubert’s Rosamunde overture which was probably not written for the play but for an opera called Die Zauberharfe (The Magic Harp) and less famous than Rosamunde. Also on the programme are other gems like Beethoven’s overture to Egmont, which he wrote to accompany the play by Goethe and the Waltz from Khatchaturian’s Masquerade, the play by Mikhael Lermontov. Then there are three movements from Lt Kijé Suite, Prokofiev’s first attempt at film scoring and for the silent film of the same name in the early 1930s, Farandole from the L'Arlésienne Suite, music written by Bizet to accompany Alphonse Daudet's play of the same name, and the Peer Gynt Suite, written by Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg to accompany Henrik Ibsen’s play, Peer Gynt, naturally. Enhance your complete Maynardville experience by bringing your own picnic to the park, or enjoy the beverages and coffee on sale. Facebook: Twitter: Instagram:
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