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Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, de Falla, Ravel

“Romeo and Juliet” Fantasy Overture
Felipe Tristan, BSO Assistant Conductor

Capriccio Espagnole

de Falla
El sombrero de tres picos (The Three-Cornered Hat or Le tricorne)


The BSO’s assistant conductor Felipe Tristan begins this program with Tchaikowsky’s musical depiction of Shakespeare’s tragedy – soaring love theme and swordfights included! Maestro Nick Armstrong continues with three Spanish-flavored works, the highly colorful “Capriccio Espagnole,” de Falla’s “El sombrero de tres picos ", and – bring on the snare drum players – Ravel’s “Bolero” which he described as one huge orchestral crescendo…. Shades of Rossini?

Earlier Event: October 23
Rossini, Bartok, Beethoven
Later Event: February 19
Offenbach, Fauré, Walton, Gershwin