Date: Saturday, October 6, 2018Time: 7:30 pmLocation: Mankato West AuditoriumMilhaudLa Creation du MondeRavelPiano Concerto in G MajorStillDarker AmericaGershwinRhapsody in Blue
The MSO season opens with a tribute to Jazz featuring pianist Fanya Lin for two beloved jazz-inspired symphonic works. For one shining moment, Ravel and Gershwin
met each other at a New York party in 1928, where they expressed their deep mutual admiration and passion for jazz. The MSO will keep that connection alive with lush performances of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major.
Rounding out the program are two works that explore the relationship between African American folk mythology and the world of concert music as Jazz emerges as a unique expression. The sound of the blues and African-American spirituals will transport you to the Roaring Twenties!
Date: Sunday, October 14, 2018Time: 2:00 pmLocation: Good Counsel ChapelBrahmsPiano Trio in B MajorBeachPiano TrioBoulangerD'un Matin de PrintempsBoulangerD'un Soir Triste
Music on the Hill’s ninth season opens with the incredible works by acclaimed female composers Amy Beach and Lili Boulanger, and Johannes Brahm’s masterful Piano Trio in B Major. Featuring an incredible trio of musicans: Reknowned pianist Bethel Balge, Minnesota Orchestra Principal Second Violin, Peter McGuire, and Richard Belcher, professional cellist and Artistic Director for the Music on the Hill concert series.