WWU Symphony Orchestra

WWU Symphony Orchestra

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 7:30pm

  

 
 
Open to All at No Cost

Western faculty pianist Judith Widrig joins the WWU Symphony Orchestra for an evening of musical “found objects.” In creating her work Holy Roller, Brooklyn-based composer Missy Mazolli took inspiration from the Watts Towers in Los Angeles and the French Le Palais Ideal, two gargantuan works of art crafted piece by piece over decades. She describes these edifices as “single obsessive private expressions of obsession and devotion.” Brahms’ much-beloved Variations on a Theme of Haydn represent his own fixation on a found object, in this case the noble but quirky St. Anthony Chorale (not by Haydn, incidentally). Finally Leonard Bernstein’s monumental Second Symphony, “The Age of Anxiety,” is a musical rendering of W.H. Auden’s 1947 epic poem of the same name.

Program

Missy Mazzoli - Holy Roller
Johannes Brahms - Variations on a Theme of Haydn, Op. 56a
Leonard Bernstein - Symphony No. 2 (“The Age of Anxiety”)
     Judith Widrig, piano

 

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