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2013-2014 Symphonic Season
Romantic Remix
Scott Speck, Conductor; Susan Platts, Mezzo-Soprano
Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 3:00PM

Nichols Concert Hall
1490 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
Nichols Concert Hall
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ROMANTIC REMIX

Nichols Concert Hall
Sunday, February 16, 3:00 p.m.

Scott Speck, Conductor
Susan Platts, Mezzo-Soprano

This concert, consisting of music taken from other sources, is the pinnacle of Romantic expression.

Scott Speck returns to conduct Siegfried Idyll, Richard Wagner’s surprise birthday gift to his wife. Wagner awoke his wife Cosima with this work, played by a chamber orchestra on the stairs of their home, incorporating themes from his opera Siegfried.

Gustav Mahler’s music is among the most stirring of the Late Romantics. His Rückert Lieder were based on the poignant poetry of Frederick Rückert, which affected Mahler greatly. These songs are performed by the brilliant, creamy-voiced mezzo-soprano Susan Platts.

Next are two different interpretations to Molière’s play/ballet Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme. First we hear themes by Jean- Baptiste Lully, who wrote the original music for the work in 1670. Next, we hear these same themes in a very different take on this satirical comedy by Richard Strauss.

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