Ian Hobson, music director and conductor
Parting is such sweet sorrow, but before the season is over audiences can enjoy Sinfonia’s Suite Ending to its 2017-2018 season. Sergei Prokofiev lends his melodies to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in his first suite from the ballet of the same name. Enjoy Italian street music in Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio Italien. Take a look to the future with Shindychew Dances, excerpted from University of Illinois professor Stephen Taylor’s opera, Paradises Lost. And finally, enjoy the comedy of Richard Strauss in his suite from Der Rosenkavalier.
Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien, Op. 45
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 1, Op. 64bis
Taylor: Shindychew Dances from Paradises Lost
Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier Suite, Op. 59