Wednesday, May 30, 2012

OSM : Daphnis and Chloe

The final concert of the OSM season was quite spectacular. It concluded with scenes from Faphnis and Chloe with the world famous Cirque Eloize. Andrew Wan did a masterful solo of the Shostakovich Violin Concerto. It was a wonderful evening of music. KENT NAGANO, conductor ANDREW WAN, OSM concertmaster OSM CHORUS ; CIRQUE ELOIZE BERLIOZ, Overture : Le Corsaire CHOSTAKOVITCH, Violin Concerto No. 1 RAVEL, Daphnis et Chloé (100th anniversary of the ballet’s premiere) A commission from the Ballets Russes and its celebrated director Serge Diaghilev, Daphnis et Chloé had its premiere in Paris on June 8, 1912. A hundred years later, 30 years after the mythic recording by the OSM that was honored with the Grand Prix du Disque from the Académie Charles Cros, Kent Nagano conducts the magnificent Ravel ballet score. Cirque Éloize adds a new visual dimension to this musical tableau inspired by Greek mythology.

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