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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Hou Symphony: Hebrides & Scotland (this weekend)

The Houston Symphony Presents: Mendelssohn's Hebrides and Scotland Friday, 9/22 @8PM, Saturday, 9/23 @8 PM, & Sunday,9/24 @2:30 PM At Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St, Houston TX 77002 Hans Graf, conductor James Ehnes, violin
Program: Mendelssohn, The Hebrides Bruch, Violin Concerto No. 2 Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 3, Scottish Just close your eyes and imagine. A trip to Scotland, in 1829, directed Mendelssohn to two extraordinary orchestral works, the Hebrides Overture (inspired by Fingal's Cave) and the Third Symphony, Scottish. For The Hebrides, Mendelssohn used darker sounding instruments, such as cellos, violas, bassoons, and clarinets to give the music its Scottish summer feel. Overcast skies, gray seas, and barren landscapes are clearly orchestrated into the music. You can hear the waves constantly lapping around the islands. Raindrops gather momentum as the storm approaches and the sea swells in shape. But in addition to the sounds of brooding weather, there are breath-taking moments throughout the music. These moments evoke thrilling images as the winds become gentle and you can hear the sun peer through the clouds. For tickets call 713-238-1435 Gayle McMaster Professional Preference - Groups Sales Assoc. The Houston Symphony 713-238-1435
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