Power of Touch
November 16, 2014, 3:00p.m.
1490 Chicago Ave
Evanston, IL 60208
Joel Smirnoff, Conductor
Asako Tamura, Soprano
Rossini: Overture to La scala di seta
Mozart: “Batti, batti, o bel Masetto” from Don Giovanni
Mozart: “Vedrai, carino” from Don Giovanni
Barber: Knoxville: Summer of 1915
Haydn: Symphony No. 103 (“Drumroll”)
Beloved guest conductor Joel Smirnoff returns as we focus on the sense of touch in music. The program opens with the Overture to La scala di seta (The Silken Ladder), Rossini’s operatic farce about a clever couple who carry on a secret marriage, staying “in touch” using a silken ladder lowered from the lady’s bedroom window. Brilliant soprano soloist Asako Tamura touches our hearts with select arias by Mozart, and her performance of Samuel Barber’s sentimental work Knoxville: Summer of 1915. We close with Haydn’s penultimate symphony, featuring the dramatic touch of sticks on the drums.
Before the concert, enjoy our instrument petting zoo, provided by Quinlan and Fabish, and learn how your favorite instruments make beautiful music. Bring your appetite as well: snacks and beverages will be available for purchase from A La Carte, the North Shore’s premiere gourmet food store!
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Tickets are $25-$75. Handling fees apply. Student tickets are $10. Please call for student tickets.