8:00 PM, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Stéphane Denève - Conductor
Palestrina/orch. Stokowski - "Adoramus te"
Ravel - Le Tombeau de Couperin
Stravinsky - Suite from Pulcinella
Bach/orch. Stokowski - Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor
Bach/orch. Stokowski - Fugue in G minor (“Little”)
Bach/orch. Stokowski - Toccata and Fugue in D minor
Leopold Stokowski, known for his long association with The Philadelphia Orchestra, was a cultural pioneer, bringing the latest in art and music to Philadelphia in the early 1900s and presenting it in bold, new ways—most notably his incredible interpretations of famous baroque works.
This robust program features Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D, which has become a vastly popular piece, especially in the horror genre, and has been prevalent in pop culture since well before the sound film era.