From Piano Duo to Cinderella
March 24 & 25, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
March 26, 2017, 2:00 p.m.
H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Christina and Michelle Naughton, piano duo
Dukas The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Poulenc Concerto in D minor for Two Pianos
Prokofiev Selections from Cinderella
The ballet Cinderella is one of Prokofiev’s most popular and melodious compositions, and has inspired a great many choreographers. The composer wrote, “What I wished to express above all in the music of Cinderella was the poetic love of Cinderella and the Prince, the birth and flowering of that love, the obstacles in its path, and finally the dream fulfilled.” The concert begins with Dukas’ symphonic poem The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. It is now best known as part of Walt Disney’s Fantasia featuring Mickey Mouse, but it was originally inspired by a poem by Goethe. Also featured is the most famous concerto for two pianos by the French composer Poulenc, performed by a dynamic twin-sister duo.
Concert sponsored by the San Antonio Symphony League