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Rainier Symphony - Celestial Voices

Sunday, April 7, 2019, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Our final Classics Concert of the season will feature a collaboration with a local womens choir on Claude Debussy's Nocturnes, and Gustav Holst's The Planets. This music captures the spirit of children's dreams, and leaves this world on an exploration of ethereal colors, textures, images and voices. Claude Debussy: Nocturnes Gustav Holst: The Planets Saturday 4/6/19 7:30 pm Sunday 4/7/19 3:00 pm Tickets: $18 Adult / $12 Student or Senior Children 12 and under Free Concert location: Foster Performing Arts Center 4242 S 144th St, Tukwila Jeffery N. Lund, Music Director Ilkka Talvi, Concertmaster More about the concert: Our final Classics concert of the year will feature a collaboration with a local womens choir, which will join the orchestra for both pieces on this concert. The first half of this concert features the music of Impressionist composer Claude Debussy. His piece Nocturnes does not fall into the traditional style or form of a nocturne, music for night or evening. Rather, his use of the word was to evoke imagery associated with a particular time of day, and the specific lighting often experienced at that time. His use of orchestral instruments to create a tone-color palette that travels from dark to light, cold to warm, calm to explosive, is a dramatic exercise in showcasing the instruments and voices of the orchestra. In the third movement, titled Sirènes, the choir plays the role of singing the enchanting and alluring siren-songs, which almost always spell danger for those who hear them. The second half of this concert will feature Gustav Holst's dramatic and titanic work The Planets. Scored for a massive orchestra and women's choir, Holst composed music that was meant to depict the character and influence each planet had on the psyche, not the Roman mythological deities which share the planets' names. While some of these are correlated, Holst uses the character of the music to depict the emotions associated with these planets, with the powerful Mars being the most famous. The seven movements within this work have become some of the most famous and beloved concert pieces, and the massive sound of the orchestra, and the tone color of the choral companions, create an ethereal exploration in sound that will close out our Classics cycles for the 2018-19 season. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, programs and artists may change without notice.

Cost: 0 - 18 USD
Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/ref/19649/event/3600770

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