Sep 24, 2022, 6:00pm EDT
Program Notes & Works
The title of Simon’s Tales: A Folklore Symphony, of which Motherboxx Connection is the opening movement, suggests ties to such earlier African American composers as William Dawson (e.g., his Negro Folk Symphony) and William Grant Still.
An American in Paris
The Boston Pops began playing the piece regularly in 1929 with performances under Alfredo Casella, but the first BSO performance came much later, on August 9, 1974, at Tanglewood with Arthur Fiedler conducting.
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Piano Concerto No. 2
Saint-Saëns wrote the Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor in less than three weeks in 1868. It remains his most familiar entry in the genre.