CSO Family: Friends in Harmony

Dec 2

11:00 AM

Saturday, December 2, 2017

What is the sound of friendship? Though our world is made up of diverse people, speaking 6,500 languages, every community on the planet uses the common language of music to express who they are and to bring people together. This program explores ways that composers from across the world communicate a spirit of unity and brotherhood through music.

Join us following the 12:45 p.m. concert for a pizza party with Maestro Thomas Wilkins.

Approximate concert duration: 60 minutes with no intermission


Program to include:
Bernstein Overture to Candide
Copland Hoe-Down from Rodeo
Bizet Farandole from L’arlésienne Suite No. 2
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4, Mvt. 2
Coleridge-Taylor Danse nègre
Bartók Romanian Folk Dances
Ginastera Malambo from Estancia

Additional Dates for this Program

Thomas Wilkins, who leads CSO Family performances Dec. 2, is a big fan of youth concerts. When he was 8 years old, he attended just such a program in his native Norfolk, Va., and it put him on the life path he has followed since. “I was a poor kid — single mother, welfare, living in a housing project,” he said. “I went to hear the Norfolk Symphony Orchestra, and my life was changed. All those critical choices that a kid has to make ... were answered for me because I had fallen in love with music.” Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories


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