BPOnDemand | Bizet’s Carmen Suite
This performance replaces Pétrouchka, originally scheduled Friday, May 14, and Saturday, May 15.
Vaughan Williams’ popular and incandescent treatment of an ethereal 16th-century Renaissance chant is paired with the contemporary reworking of an iconic masterpiece using primarily strings and percussion. Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite, created for the Russian composer’s prima ballerina wife, was initially banned in the Soviet Union for disrespecting Bizet’s opera.
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
RODION SHCHEDRIN Carmen Suite (after Georges Bizet)
III. First Intermezzo
IV. Changing of the Guard
V. Carmen’s Enterance and Habanera
VII. Second Intermezzo
X. Torero and Carmen
XII. Fortune Telling
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