University of Chicago’s Symphony Orchestra Presents: Viva l’Italia!

Leave a comment

April 15, 2015 by Italians in Chicago

simporcby Valeria Fanelli –

Celebrate spring with a musical journey to Italy – through the eyes of composers from northern lands who visited this beautiful and captivating country, at the Mandel Hall (University of Chicago) on April 25, 2015, from 8 to 9:30 p.m.

The German composer Felix Mendelssohn described his “Italian” Symphony No. 4 in A Major, written after an extensive European tour in 1829-31, as “the jolliest piece I have ever done.” The British composer Sir Edward Elgar crafted his concert overture Alassio, or In the South, while on a family holiday in the Italian Riviera in 1903-04. And the Russian composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky penned his exuberant Capriccio Italien after an inspiring trip to Rome in 1880, where he witnessed Carnival in full swing.

USO Music Director Barbara Schubert and UChicago graduate student Chaz Lee share the podium for this richly colorful and engagingly energetic program.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

%d bloggers like this: