UPCOMING CONCERTS & EVENTS

THE OLD TESTAMENT • STORIES FROM THE BIBLE - OFJ
First Season 2017 Program 7
THE OLD TESTAMENT • STORIES FROM THE BIBLE
Thursday, March 23, 2017
20:30 hrs. Teatro Degollado
Sunday, March 26, 2017
12:30 hrs. Teatro Degollado
Locations Price
Luneta $ 200.00
Anfiteatro $ 200.00
Palcos Primeros $ 170.00
Palcos Segundos $ 150.00
Palcos Terceros $ 110.00
EVENT DESCRIPTION

Program 7
THE OLD TESTAMENT • STORIES FROM THE BIBLE

Marco Parisotto, Music Director

Giuseppe VERDINabucco: Overture
Cécile CHAMINADE, Concertino for flute in D major, Op. 107
Katherine Rivas, flute

Miklós RÓZSABen-Hur: Suite
Elmer BERNSTEIN, The Ten Commandments (1956): Prelude
Camille SAINT-SAËNS, Samson et Dalila: Bacchanale 
Ottorino RESPIGHI, Belkis, Regina di Saba (Belkis, Queen of Sheba): Suite, P. 177 (1934)

Thursday, March 23, 8:30 PM         
Sunday, March 26, 12:30 PM
First Season 2017, Teatro Degollado

Maestro Marco Parisotto directs the last program of the Orchestra Season as a prelude to the celebration of Holy Week:  On Thursday the 23rd and Sunday the 26th of March, music inspired by various episodes of the Bible will be offered for the listeners’ delight.

The program opens with the emblematic Overture to the opera “Nabucco” by Giuseppe Verdi, which narrates the episode in which the Jews were captured by King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon.  Two selections of film music follow:  the Suite from Ben-Hur, by Miklós Rósza, and the Elmer Bernstein Prelude to The Ten CommandmentsAnother Old Testament story to be presented is that of Samson and Delilah, in the form of the orgiastic Bacchanale  from the French opera on this subject by composer Camille Saint-Saëns. OFJ Flautist Katherine Rivas will offer her interpretation of the 1902  Concertino for flute in D major by French composer Cécile Chaminade.

 

To conclude the program, the ballet suite from Belkis, Queen of Sheba by Ottorino Respighi relates the most erotic episode in the Bible:  the visit by the Queen of Sheba to the grand palace of King Solomon in Jerusalem.

*Tickets available at Teatro Degollado´s box office and Ticketmaster
*Music Appreciation lectures, Thursday at 7:00 PM and Sunday at 11:00 AM
*Discounts, 30%, for students, teachers, persons with disabilities and seniors
*Programming subject to change without notice

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