The concert will begin with Brahms’ Tragic Overture written during the summer of 1880. The title "Tragic" is an excellent description of the turbulent, tormented character of the piece.
This work will be followed by contemporary composer Ingrid Stölzel who enjoys performances of her music across the United States, South America, Canada and Europe. Ms. Stolzel’s work Genius Loci will be performed on this concert as she was named winner of Arizona Pro Arte Ensembles’ Call for Scores competition for Chamber Orchestra. Genius Loci comes from the Latin “spirit of place,” referring to the unique atmosphere of a place. Composers, writers and artists throughout history have been inspired by place. Their works are not about the representation of a place but rather the distinctive residue that inspires expression. It is in this sense that Genius Loci is Ms. Stölzel’s exploration of the meaning of “place.”
The concert will also feature Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem in D minor, Op. 4, written between 1887 and 1890. This choral-orchestral setting of the Roman Catholic Mass for the Dead is the best known of Fauré's large works. Fauré said of his Requiem that it “does not express the fear of death… But it is thus that I see death: as a happy deliverance, an aspiration towards happiness above, rather than as a painful experience.”
Arizona Pro Arte’s performances with full choir and orchestra will be FREE and performed with Paradise Valley United Methodist Church’s music department.
March 22nd, 2013, 7:00PM
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church
4455 East Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley AZ
March 24th, 2013, 3:00PM
La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church
6300 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Brahms: Tragic Overture
Stölzel: Genius Loci, Spirit of Place
Conductor: Timothy Verville & Brett Robison
For more information, visit http://www.azproarte.com