What better way to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Ravel's death than listening to some of his greatest works! La Valse parodies the waltz, symbol of Austrian-Hungarian imperialism; Rhaposie espagnole is a portrait of Spain painted in four dances; and Boléro is 15-minutes of a simple melody that builds through orchestration, ending in a burst of fireworks. Also on the program are Schmitt’s Tragedy of Salome, which Stravinsky praised as one of the greatest masterpieces of modern music, and Le Soleil from Richard Dubugnon's Arcanes Symphoniques.
Saturday, February 25 — 8 pm
Sunday, February 26 — 3 pm
Eckart Preu, conductor
Maurice Ravel — La Valse (musician’s choice)
Florent Schmitt— La Tragedie de Salome (Suite)
Richard Dubugnon — XIX Le Soleil from Arcanes Symphoniques (2001)
Maurice Ravel — Rhapsodie espagnole (musicians choice)
Maurice Ravel — Boléro
Ticket prices for this concert are $15 to $54; $10 for youth 17 and under. This concert imay be purchased as part of a Take-5 Series. Both season tickets and individual tickets may be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague Avenue, or by calling 509-624-1200. They are also available online and at all TicketsWest outlets.