In Focus (Adella Premium) Ep. 6, Carmen-Suite
Dates: March 11, 2021 Available On-Demand
Who: The Cleveland Orchestra Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Venue: Adella Online (adella.live)
Event Dates and Tickets
Thursday, March 11, 2021 7:00PM
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About the Music
(complete ballet music for percussion and string orchestra)
Bizet’s colorful and flamboyant opera Carmen, with its eye-popping portrayal of on-the-street living filled with smoking, fighting, and drinking women scandalized Parisian audiences but became wildly famous for its music and emotional intensity.
Franz Welser-Möst offers a different look at this beloved work through a brilliant arrangement for string orchestra and percussion, created as a ballet score by Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin for his dancer wife, prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya. The intense passions of this famously tune-filled opera are revealed in unexpected detail across thirteen movements, just begging you to dance.
In addition to the concert performances, each episode of In Focus includes behind-the-scenes interviews and features about the music and musicmaking.
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
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