The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will present Poulencs Gloria and Rachmaninoffs Symphonic Dances onThursday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Tivoli Theatre.
Review for the performance:
The evenings concert will begin with Poulencs celebrated Gloria. The CSO will be joined by guest soprano, Kathryn Frady, as well as the CSO Chorus and the Southern Adventist University Die Meistersinger and Bel CantoChoirs for this performance. The work is inspired by a return to religion and these themes are evident asPoulencs Gloria seamlessly blends the power and beauty of a symphony orchestra with the delicate andethereal sounds of a chorus, creating a performance that is truly breathtaking.
The concert will end with Rachmaninoffs Symphonic Dances. Marked with a vibrant beginning, Symphonic Dances combines lush harmonies with moving rhythms to build a vibrant piece. Noted for combining almostmelancholic movements with moments of power and energy, Symphonic Dances is sure to captivate and delightlisteners.
Symphonic Dances is Rachmaninoff's last work, and it pulls out all the stops," said Kayoko Dan, CSO music director. "He is known for his beautiful andmemorable melodies and gorgeous and brilliant orchestration, and these are presented generously in thismoving masterwork. Poulenc, on the other hand, has a very differentand distinct style for creating ...