If heaven has a soundtrack, it may well include music by Massenet, Roussel, and Mozart. Massanet’s beloved “Méditation” from his opera Thaïs, in a gorgeous arrangement for four cellos, opens this program. Albert Roussel’s Sérénade combines flute and harp with string trio for a work that is alternatingly haunting and lighthearted. The program concludes with Mozart’s jolly Wind Serenade for two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, and two horns. Composed to impress a potential patron, the elegant work has been delighting audiences for over 200 years!
- MASSENET Méditation from Thaïs
- ROUSSEL Sérénade for Flute, String Trio, and Harp
- MOZART Wind Serenade No. 11
Sunday | 4:00 pm | Holey Hall