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THE INEXTINGUISHABLE SYMPHONY

  • Athenaeum Theatre 2936 North Southport Avenue Chicago, IL, 60657 United States (map)
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THE INEXTINGUISHABLE SYMPHONY

VILLA-LOBOS SINFONIETTA

February 11, 2020 | 7:30PM
Athenaeum Theatre

What’s Interesting
About This Concert

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Heitor Villa-Lobos

Featured Composer

  • Heitor Villa-Lobos is considered the single most significant creative figure in 20th-century Brazilian art music! He wrote more than two thousand pieces during his lifetime, and often combined European classical styles with Brazilian folk music (think tangos turned into a symphony).

  • Danish composer Carl Nielsen wrote his Fourth Symphony during the early years of World War I, describing the symphony saying “Music is life, and like life, inextinguishable!” The work is notable for its dueling sets of timpani (set on opposite sides of the stage) in something of a battle between order and chaos.

The Program

Josh Mather conductor
TBD Winner of the Student Concerto Competition
VILLA-LOBOS: Sinfonietta
TBD: Concerto
NIELSEN: Symphony No. 4 (“The Inextinguishable”)

This concert will last approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, with intermission.

 
 

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