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10:00 AM

Sound All Around: Brass

10:00 AM, Academy of Music Ballroom
Charlotte Blake Alston - Host and Storyteller
Ernesto Tovar Torres - Horn

Presenting: the brass family! The brass family is the loudest of the orchestra, and can be heard from far, far away, making its instruments perfect for fanfares and announcements. This family includes the trumpet, trombone, French horn, and tuba.  Brass players produce sound by buzzing their lips into the mouthpiece. Philadelphia Orchestra musician Ernesto Tovar Torres will guide the audience through this regal instrument family.

 
11:15 AM

Sound All Around: Brass

11:15 AM, Academy of Music Ballroom
Charlotte Blake Alston - Host and Storyteller
Ernesto Tovar Torres - Horn

Presenting: the brass family! The brass family is the loudest of the orchestra, and can be heard from far, far away, making its instruments perfect for fanfares and announcements. This family includes the trumpet, trombone, French horn, and tuba.  Brass players produce sound by buzzing their lips into the mouthpiece. Philadelphia Orchestra musician Ernesto Tovar Torres will guide the audience through this regal instrument family.

 
8:00 PM

The Rite of Spring

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Stéphane Denève - Conductor
Peter Richard Conte - Organ
Didi Balle - Playwright and Director
Milhaud - The Creation of the World
Poulenc - Organ Concerto
INTERMISSION -
Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring

In this second program, we witness The Creation of the World, courtesy of Frenchman Darius Milhaud, who was energized by the jazz he heard on a visit to Harlem. Francis Poulenc's Organ Concerto is a dazzling showpiece for the marvelous Fred. J. Cooper Memorial Organ. The Rite of Spring—first brought to America by Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphians— remains a primal, shattering musical masterpiece. Albert Barnes once wrote about the strong link he saw between the works of Henri Matisse and Stravinsky's compositions. This program reveals the intellectual and artistic zeal Barnes and Stokowski shared, which resonates to this day.

 

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