Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony – Program Notes

Ryan Haskins, Music Director & Conductor Celena Shafer, Sporano Michelle Deyoung, Mezzo-soprano Chorus:Dordt University ChoirIowa Lakes Community College ChoirMissouri River Choral SocietyMorningside University Symphonic ChoirUniversity of South Dakota Symphonic Choir Program Pieces & Movements Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, “Resurrection”(1860-1911) (1888-1894)I. Allegro maestoso. Mit durchaus ernstem und feierlichem AusdruckII. Andante moderato. Sehr […]

Villlalobos Brothers – Program Notes

Ryan Haskins, Music Director & Conductor Alberto Villalobos Ernesto Villalobos Luis Villalobos Program Pieces & Movements Selections to be announced from the stage Program Notes About The Villalobos Brothers The Villalobos Brothers have been acclaimed as one of today’s leading Contemporary Mexican ensembles. Their original compositions and arrangements masterfully fuse and celebrate the richness of […]

An American in Paris – Program Notes

Ryan Haskins, Music Director & Conductor Inon Barnatan, Piano Program Pieces & Movements Maurice Ravel Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2 (1875-1937) (1912) George Gershwin Concerto in F (1898-1937) (1925) I. Allegro II. Adagio – Adante con moto III. Allegro Agitato Inon Barnatan Intermission Edward K. “Duke” Ellington Harlem (1899-1974) (1950) George Gershwin An American […]

Music of ABBA Featuring Rajaton – Program Notes

Ryan Haskins, Music Director & Conductor Program Pieces Arr. KIISKI: ABBA: Medley Arr. KUUSISTO: Dancing Queen / Money, Money, Money / One of Us Arr. LEPOLA: Head Over Heels (a cappella) Arr. KIISKI: S. O. S. Arr. VÄNSKÄ: Take A Chance On Me Arr. KIISKI: Chiquitita Arr. KIISKI: Mamma Mia   Intermission   Arr. KUUSISTO: […]

Immersive Vivaldi – Program Notes

Ryan Haskins, Music Director & Conductor Te-Chiang “Bacco” Liu—Violin Justin Dunlap—Lighting Designer Program Pieces & Movements Antonio Vivaldi Le quattro stagioni, Op 8 “The Four Seasons (1678-1741) (1716-1725) Concerto No 1 in E Major, Op. 8, RV 269, “Spring”Allegro – Largo – Allegro Concerto No. 2 in g minor, Op. 8, RV 315, “Summer”Allegro non […]

Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Program Notes

Program Pieces & Movements Arturo Márquez Danzón No. 4 (b. 1950) (1996)   Kati Agócs Horn Concerto (World Premiere) (b. 1975) (2020)I. InsouciantII. LyricalIII. Spirited James Sommerville, Horn   Commissioned by Symphony Nova Scotia, Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra and Prince Edward Island Symphony Orchesta. Intermission   Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky […]

Beethoven & Price Program Notes

Program Pieces & Movements Florence Price (1887-1953) Piano Concerto in One Movement (1934)   Michelle Cann Piano Intermission Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827) Symphony No. 7 in A Major, OP 92 (1811-1812) I. Poco sostenuto – VivaceII. AlegrettoIII. Presto – Assai meno prestoIV. Allegro con brio Program Notes Florence Price Concerto In One Movement (1932-1934) While […]

Glorious Brass – Program Notes

Program Pieces & Movements Giovani Gabrieli (1551-1612) Canzon per Septimi Toni No. 2 (before 1597)Arranged by Timothy Higgins   Giovani Gabrieli (1551-1612) Canzon per Sonar in Echo Duodecimi Toni (before 1597)Arranged by Timothy Higgins   Giovani Gabrieli (1551-1612) O Magnum Mysterium (1587)Arranged by Timothy Higgins   Herbert Haufrecht (1909-1998) Symphony for Brass and Timpani (1955) […]