THE PINES OF ROME Thursday Saturday Sunday
April 20, 2017 April 22, 2017 April 23, 2017
8pm 8pm 2:30 pm
Vasily Petrenko, conductor *Elina Vähälä, violin *Houston Symphony debut
Overture to Un Giorno di Regno (King for a Day)
Did you know?
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (The Red Violin) I (Chaconne): N = 60 II (Pianissimo Scherzo): L = 156-160 III (Andante Flautando): Lento IV (Accelerando Finale): L = 138
• Originally, composer John Corigliano composed the first movement of The Red Violin Concerto as a stand-alone piece while the film was being shot in the summer of 1997. He later added the other three movements to create a full-fledged violin concerto.
I N T E R M I S S I O N
Fontane di Roma (Fountains of Rome) ca. 15 I La fontana di Valle Giulia all’alba (The fountain of the Valle Giulia at dawn): Andante mosso— II La fontana del Tritone al mattino (The Triton Fountain in early morning): Vivo— III La fontana di Trevi al meriggio (The Trevi Fountain at midday): Allegro moderato— IV La fontana di Villa Medici al tramonto (The fountain of the Villa Medici at sunset): Andante Pini di Roma (Pines of Rome) I I pini di Villa Borghese (The Pines of the Villa Borghese): Allegretto vivace— II Pini presso una catacomba (Pines near a catacomb): Lento— III I pini del Gianicolo (The Pines of the Janiculum): Lento— IV I pini della via Appia (The Pines of the Appian Way): Tempo di Marcia
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• Ottorino Respighi’s music is famous for its brilliant orchestral colors. In addition to his natural talent, Respighi likely learned a few tricks from another great orchestrator, Nikolai RimskyKorsakov. As a student, Respighi traveled to St. Petersburg to study with the Russian master.