Date
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 at 10:30am
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 at 8pm
Sat, Dec 2, 2017 at 8pm
Featuring
Paul Jeffrey
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Location
Centennial Concert Hall
Address
555 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
 

Richard Strauss couldn’t resist a story. In Death and Transfiguration, a dying man, presumably Strauss himself, recalls the artistic ideals he didn’t achieve and as the fatal hour arrives, his soul takes leave. But now, the eternal cosmos presents a magnificent realization of the ideal.

In 1919, Ravel started work on a tribute to Vienna. But World War I had ended with a “fatefully inescapable whirlpool.” So, Ravel created a waltz that emerges from surreal mists, moves to the ballroom, only to end in a crash of orchestral colour, its waltz time destroyed forever. Dvořák’s tragically devilish tale and Estacio’s sparkling new Trumpet Concerto complete the evening.

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