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June 15 at 7:30 pm — 10:00 pm
Copland Appalachian Spring
Saariaho Aile du Songe
Copland Quiet City
Ravel Mother Goose (complete ballet)
Flute Ana de la Vega
Conductor Elena Schwarz
The Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho is particularly fond of the ﬂute, and in her 2001 concerto Aile du Songe the soloist is like ‘a lone, high ﬂying bird whose shadow forms different images’. Outstanding Australian ﬂautist Ana de la Vega soars in this delicate, ethereal music.
Copland’s meditative Quiet City, and especially his evergreen Appalachian Spring, are hymns to an America of open air, small towns, wide horizons.
Ravel’s fairytale ballet is a seamless ﬂow of enchantment, ﬁnishing with a rapturous vision of a magical garden.