Midcoast Symphony Orchestra “French Impressions”
The Midcoast Symphony Orchestra Concert Series IV “French Impressions” The orchestra welcomes guest conductor Hiroya Miura back to the podium with a program of music by French composers. Miura said, “In my early career as a composer, French music from the early 20th century was hugely influential to me.” Miura has programmed “D'un matin de printemps” by Lili Boulanger and “La Valse” by Maurice Ravel from that time period. Muira also stated, “I later discovered Rameau [18th century composer] was ‘the roots music’ for 20th century composers like Ravel and Boulanger . . . and you can hear the same passion and pursuit for orchestrational colors in these early 20th century French composers.” With this in mind, Miura has chosen to perform Jean-Philippe Rameau’s “Les Indes Galantes, Suite No. 1.” The program is rounded out with the ever-popular “Pictures at Exhibition” by Modest Mussorgsky, originally written for piano and later arranged for orchestra by Ravel. This piece takes the listener on a tour of artwork by Victor Hartmann, an artist/architect friend of Mussorgsky. As part of MSO’s outreach program to highlight young musicians, Alek Zelbo, a piano student at Bates College, will provide music during the intermission. Adult tickets are $24.50 in advance (including fee), and $25 at the door if space is available. Admission for ages 18 and under and for college students with ID is always free. Complete concert and ticket information is available at https://midcoastsymphony.org. Audiences are encouraged to purchase tickets 24 hours in advance at https://midcoastsymphony.org/tickets/ or by calling the box office at (207) 481-0790. This concert will be held at the beautiful Franco Center in Lewiston on Saturday, May 20 at 7:00pm.
Date and Time
Saturday May 20, 2023
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
May 20 / 7:00PM
Franco Center 46 Cedar St, Lewiston, Maine 04240 207-689-2000
$24.50 - $25.00 18 and under and college students with I.D. are free.
For Tickets https://www.midcoastsymphony.org/tickets/
or MSO Box Office at (207) 481-0790
For information: (207) 315-1712, or