HSO's Classical Series ends with Ravel’s thrilling orchestration of his own piano piece, “The Morning Song of the Jester,” and the groundbreaking First Violin Concerto of 20th century Polish composer Karol Szymanowski, played by Philippe Quint—“the thinking man’s virtuoso” (Orange County Register) and a long-time friend of the HSO. The evening concludes with a tour-de-force performance of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, as fresh and charged today as it was in its Paris premiere a century and a quarter ago—and yet familiar to contemporary audiences, thanks to Disney’s Fantasia and many other references in popular culture. Gregory Vajda is Music Director and Conductor.
- April 22, 2017
- Location: 700 Monroe Street, Huntsville, AL
- Time: 7:30 PM
- Price: Admission charged