Oct 7, 2022, 1:30pm EDT
Program Notes & Works
The key image for Ogonek’s BSO co-commissioned Starling Variations is the group flight of starlings, known as murmuration, in which hundreds of the birds swoop and dive, separate and recombine. The analogy is apt for Ogonek's dynamic treatment of the orchestra's groups.
Serenade (after Plato’s Symposium), for violin and orchestra
Bernstein says of Serenade (after Plato's Symposium), "The music, like Plato’s dialogue, is a series of related statements in praise of love."
Setting Psalms and parts of Psalms in Hebrew, Bernstein relied on his theatrical instincts in creating these dramatic and immediately impactful settings.
Symphony No. 3, The First of May
“It would be interesting to write a symphony where not a single theme would be repeated.”