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Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony

Mar 21, 2024, 7:30 PM
Mar 22, 2024, 2:00 PM
Mar 23, 2024, 8:00 PM

Performance Details

Paavo Järvi Conductor
Christian Schmitt Organ

Debussy Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Connesson Concerto da Requiem, Concerto for Organ and Orchestra (U.S. premiere)
Prokofiev Symphony No. 5

Prokofiev conceived his fiery Fifth as “a symphony of the greatness of the human spirit.” This dramatic work caps a program of brilliant colors and unusual instrumentation: Guillaume Connesson’s Concerto da Requiem, alternately macabre and ethereal, the perfect showcase for Verizon Hall’s incredible Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ; and Claude Debussy’s dreamy Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, with harps and unusual string shadings conjuring images of nymphs frolicking in a glade.

This program is part of the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ Experience, supported through a generous grant from the Wyncote Foundation.

Verizon Hall

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