The program will include:
Tchaikovsky's "Serenade in C major", Op. 28
Elgar's "Serenade for Strings", Op. 20
Eric Whitacre's "Five Hebrew Love Songs" featuring soprano, Jennaya Robison
Tchaikovsky regarded his String Serenade as one of his finest works. About this piece, he said, “I wrote from inner compulsion. This is a piece from the heart, and so, I venture to hope that this work is not without artistic qualities."
Elgar’s Serenade is also a work of which the conductor himself professed to be satisfied. It is said to be a reworking of a suite Elgar had written several years earlier, before he had embarked on a career as a composer. It is therefore one of the earliest of his compositions to survive into the standard repertoire, showing off a youthful charm.
The final work, Eric Whitacre's "Five Hebrew Love Songs", is a recent composition and a unique departure from the Tchaikovsky and Elgar Serenades. Whitacre's harmonic language and creative use of rhythmic and melodic motives are evidence as to why he is one of our country's most popular new composers.
Date: May 13, 2011
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Shadow Rock UCC, 12861 N. 8th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85029
Tickets: Available at the door; adults $10, seniors/students $5, children 18 & under free
The Fine Arts String Orchestra is part of the Scottsdale Musical Arts family of musical groups. Visit http://www.scottsdalemusic.org to find out more information.
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Scottsdale Musical Arts is a performing arts organization in the Phoenix area. Their organization includes Scottsdale Children's Choirs, Scottsdale Youth Orchestras, the semi-professional Scottsdale Choral Artists and Scottsdale Arts Orchestra, and the community orchestras Fine Arts String Orchestra and Scottsdale Baroque Orchestra.