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University Philharmonia Orchestra

Oriol Sans, conductor

Pre-concert lecture at 7:15 PM in the lower lobby.

Richard Strauss would comment on his deathbed that "dying is just the way I composed it in Death and Transfiguration,” a tone poem the composer wrote almost 60 years earlier when he was only 26. The University Philharmonia Orchestra will perform this gorgeous depiction of an artist’s life through delicate and warm orchestral colors in its last concert of the semester and the year. Two works will complete the program: Jennifer Higdon's rapid and glaring overture-fanfare Light, and Church Windows, Respighi's vivid and intensely hued musical impressions of biblical scenes and a rare case of extra musical references added a posteriori.

PROGRAM: Higdon- Light; Strauss- Death and Transfiguration; Respighi- Church Windows
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  • Free - no tickets required

When and Where

Map Hill Auditorium

April 2019


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