Classics 4 | Impressionist Variations

Classics 4 | Impressionist Variations

Feb 16, 2019 08:00 PM
Civic Center Music Hall
Thelma Gaylord Performing Arts Theatre

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Presented By OKC Phil

Alexander Mickelthwate, conductor
Daniel Binelli, bandoneon

Debussy   Printemps
Piazzolla   Concerto for Bandoneon (Aconcagua)
Tate   Lowak Shoppala' (Fire and Light), Scene 4: Clans
Ravel   La Valse



The inspiration for this concert is rooted in French Impressionism with Debussy’s beautiful tone poem Printemps and Ravel’s hot La Valse. Piazolla is an Argentinian who studied composition in France and was encouraged to find his own musical voice. Drawing from his passion for tango, he combined elements of jazz and classical music creating his own unique impressions of his world. His piece Aconcagua, features Daniel Binelli on bandoneon, an authentic Argentinean accordion. Now a century later, Chickasaw composer Jarod Tate’s piece Fire and Light, ties the program together with a differing impression, rooted in Native American history and culture.