Russian, French and American Tales: A Festival
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Omaha Symphony Russian, French and American Tales: A Festival Holland Performing Arts Center

Thomas Wilkins, conductor
Ann Hobson Pilot, harp (January 11)
Susanna Perry Gilmore, violin (January 19)

Lose yourself in a festival of mystical and romantic tales from Russian folklore, French exoticism, and American adventure. The January 11 program includes suites from Prokofiev’s Lieutenant Kijé and Stravinsky’s The Firebird, and features pathbreaking harpist Ann Hobson Pilot in music by Debussy and Ravel. The January 19 program offers Copland’s Billy the Kid Suite and Gershwin’s An American in Paris, plus Omaha Symphony Concertmaster Susanna Perry Gilmore steps into the spotlight in works of uncommon beauty and fire by Massenet and Ravel.

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Thomas Wilkins, conductor
Ann Hobson Pilot, harp (January 11)
Susanna Perry Gilmore, violin (January 19)

January 11 Program:

GLINKA: Ruslan and Ludmilla Overture
DEBUSSY: Sacred and Profane Dances
RAVEL: Introduction and Allegro
PROKOFIEV: Lieutenant Kijé Suite
STRAVINSKY: The Firebird Suite

January 19 Program:

DUKAS: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
MASSENET: Meditation from Thaïs
RAVEL: Tzigane
COPLAND: Billy the Kid Suite
GERSHWIN: An American in Paris

Lose yourself in a festival of mystical and romantic tales from Russian folklore, French exoticism, and American adventure. The January 11 program includes suites from Prokofiev’s Lieutenant Kijé and Stravinsky’s The Firebird, and features pathbreaking harpist Ann Hobson Pilot in music by Debussy and Ravel. The January 19 program offers Copland’s Billy the Kid Suite and Gershwin’s An American in Paris, plus Omaha Symphony Concertmaster Susanna Perry Gilmore steps into the spotlight in works of uncommon beauty and fire by Massenet and Ravel.

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