Sunday, February 19, 2023, 4:00 PM
New Promise Church, 8671 Euclid Chardon Rd, Kirtland
1 hour and 30 minutes, with intermission
$8 – $30


Tuneful Tidbits

  • In Mozart’s day, the serenade was generally a piece for light entertainment during a social gathering. They were especially popular in Vienna where Mozart spent the last decade of his life. He wrote 13 of them, this being his last and most popular.
  • Russian composer Alexander Glazunov was fascinated by the sound of the saxophone. Even though it was invented in the 1840s, the saxophone hadn’t become a standard part of the orchestra by 1934 when this piece was written. It is performed in one continuous movement with contrasting sections.
  • Cooper Wood’s in transit is an energetic piece for string orchestra, full of lively rhythmic ostinatos. Cooper is a native of Madison, Ohio studying composition at Ohio State University.
  • Composed to commemorate the 200th birthday of Norwegian playwright Ludvig Holberg, Grieg’s Holberg Suite uses musical dance forms that were popular during Holberg’s time. It was originally written for piano and transcribed for string orchestra by the composer himself.

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