Aug 2, 2022, 8:00pm EDT
Program Notes & Works
Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber
Paul Hindemith paid homage to his great predecessor by turning some of Weber’s four-hand piano pieces into the brilliantly elaborated, playful Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber.
JUST DOWN WEST STREET ... on the left
John Williams wrote "JUST DOWN WEST STREET…on the left" for the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra as a birthday gift for the TMC’s 75th anniversary in 2015.
In La Valse, Ravel’s brilliantly orchestrated score captures the glitter and the violence of a society that, even as he was composing, had passed away.
Tico-Tico no fubá
This found success in various forms, including in films: for instance, Carmen Miranda performed the song in the 1947 Groucho Marx film Copacabana.
Written as a theme for the 1944 film Laura, it was produced in a hurry at the begrudging request of director Otto Preminger, who had wanted to use music by Duke Ellington.
"America," from West Side Story
A mysterious and sultry introduction leads to the familiar rhythm at the heart of the song.
Hedwig’s Theme – Fawkes the Phoenix – Harry’s Wondrous World
Ukrainian National Anthem
The work celebrates victory over an invading foreign power and resistance over imperialism.