( Sun., Apr. 19, 2015 )
Performed by Raleigh Civic Symphony (Dr. Peter Askim, conductor)
Ballroom, Talley Student Center at NC State University, 2610 Cates Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27695
The program juxtaposes Johann Strauss, Jr.’s fin-de-siécle Imperial Vienna with Philip Glass’s portrayal of Akhnaten, the Egyptian ruler who instituted religious revolution only to be violently overthrown. Stravinsky’s Suite No. 1 filters traditional dance through the prism of a revolutionary in exile. Janáček’s Lachian Dances and Sibelius’ Valse Triste champion the character of their oppressed peoples, longing to unite under their own flag.
GLASS Dance from Akhnaten
STRAVINSKY Suite No. 1 for Small Orchestra
SIBELIUS Valse Triste
JANÁČEK Lachian Dances
STRAUSS, JR. Kaiserwalzer
Cash or check only at door.
Adults $10; Seniors $8; NCSU Faculty/Staff/Non-NCSU Students $5; NCSU Students/Children 12 and Under Free
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