Jeff Smith 2 p.m., Dec. 18
Hutchins Consort: Reflections of Russia
Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence, and Stravinsky's Rag Time highlight a list of Russian favorites performed by the Hutchins Consort in its second concert of the 2013/2014 season.
In Russian music, the juxtaposition and mingling of joy and sorrow intensify the experience of each, reflecting a characteristic fervor in the Russian temperament. For the most part, there is a feeling that Russian composers are telling stories, not just to convey information but to unburden themselves — to reflect on the human condition as it existed in their time. Artistic Director Joe McNalley has created a program of Russian music with stories that invite you to travel through places in time – just as the composers intended.
- Cost: $20 - $60