Tchaikovsky to Yoshimatsu: Across the Decades
Spanning more than a century, the three compositions being presented provide a solid base of classicalism with a dash of more contemporary flair.
- Tchaikovsky’s popular Symphony No. 5 is one of the most emotionally vivid trips Tchaikovsky ever took the audience on, featuring the ultimate happy end when the meloncholic opening theme returns triumphant in the grand Finale.
- The 19th C master of French humor scandalized the political and musical establishment when he depicted Hades as a fun place by inserting the Can-Can into the underworld proceedings in his overture to Orpheus in the Underworld…Hades never had it so good!
- SSO audience favorite, Principal Trombone Brian Diehl takes the audience on a trip into the unknown and everything along the way with Japanese composer, Yoshimatsu’s Orion Machine for Trombone and orchestra featuring music influenced by virtually every musical style under the stars: jazz, rock, classical, aleatoric just to name a few.