This colorful program takes volcanoes as its subject. CUSO welcomes Carol Cook, principal viola with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, to perform Composer-in-Residence Stacy Garrop’s new viola concerto, Krakatoa, a dramatic work inspired by the famous volcano explosion of August, 1883. Rossini's bubbly Overture to The Barber of Seville and Schubert’s lovely Symphony No. 5 both date from 1816, “The Year Without a Summer,” caused by the 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora. Stravinsky’s delightful suite from Pulcinella will highlight many solo instruments of the orchestra.
Rossini: Overture to The Barber of Seville
Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, D.485
Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite