Masterworks IV: The Stars Above & Sands Below
February 4, 2024 @ 2:00 pm CST
The creation of heaven and earth opens our homage to the natural wonders that surround us in Franz Joseph Haydn’s “The Depiction of Chaos” from The Creation. Take in the beauty and peace of space before feeling the gritty grains of sand shifting through your fingers in Mary Howe’s Stars and Sand. Be swept away by the cascading scenes of Michael Abel’s Liquify, featuring the premiere of KV 265’s accompanying film that fuses science and art. We end our journey with a stroll through the countryside on an unexpectedly stormy day in Beethoven’s “Pastorale” Symphony.
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FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN Die Schöpfung, Die Vorstellung des Chaos (The Creation, The Depiction of Chaos) [7’]
MARY HOWE Stars and Sand for Orchestra [7’]
MICHAEL ABELS Liquify [10’]
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6, Op. 68, “Pastorale” [39’]
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Mark Russell Smith, conductor
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Join QCSO Music Director Mark Russell Smith in an exploration of the Masterworks programs on the Thursday evening preceding each Masterworks Concert. Free admission. Cash bar available. Doors open at 5:00 pm and the program starts approx 20 minutes later.
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