Location
Gorton Community Center
400 East Illinois Road
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045

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Event Details
Fri, April 8, 2022 - 7:30 PM CST
Gorton Community Center - Lake Forest, Illinois
All Ages
Event Description

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*TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PUCHASE AT THE EVENT*

 

Program: 

 

Tchaikovsky,  Symphony No. 2 in c minor, "Ukrainian"

I. Andante Sostenuto - Allegro vivo

II. Andantino marziale, quasi moderato

III. Scherzo: Allegro molto vivace

IV. Finale: Moderato assai - Allegro vivo

 

-- intermission --

 

McIntire, "Industrial Cityscape"

 

Stravinsky, "The Firebird Suite (1919)"

 

 

Program Description:

Tchaikovsky composed his Symphony No. 2 while vacationing in Ukraine and incorporated a number of Ukrainian folksongs into the score. The symphony’s mix of folk-like lyricism and dry, rhythmic drive made it a favorite of Igor Stravinsky, who often conducted the piece alongside his works. 

Stravinsky employed a similar mix of rhythmic drive and lyricism for his ballet score, The Firebird. Written in 1909, the ballet tells the story of Prince Ivan who defeats the evil Kastchei with the help of the magical firebird. 

This concert will also feature the World Premiere of Industrial Cityscape by Shawn McIntire.