20:30 hrs. Teatro Degollado
12:30 hrs. Teatro Degollado
Orquesta Filarmónica de Jalisco
Guest Conductor Enrique Radillo
La Nuit et l Amour | AUGUSTA HOLMES
Czech Suite | ANTONIN DVORAK
Variations and Fugue on a theme by Mozart | MAX REGER
Our program begins with the night—and love!
Born in Paris of Irish parents in 1847, Augusta Holmès paints a panoramic musical picture in bold strokes with lush romantic overtones. Inspired by a colossal painting of the same name by French artist Puvis de Chavannes, Ludus pro patria (Patriotic Games, 1888) is an “Ode-Symphony” for narrator, chorus, and orchestra, a truly unique contribution to late nineteenth-century music by a composer who, inspired by Richard Wagner and his idea of the Gesamtkunstwerk, the all-embracing art form, deserves to be much better known. When we hear her gorgeous symphonic interlude, the second movement of Ludus pro patria entitled “La Nuit et l’Amour”; we may notice our hearts beating a little faster!
The next piece on our program, the Czech Suite by Antonin Dvořák, takes us to the Bohemian countryside as the composer knew and loved it when this work was published in 1879. The five movements of the Czech Suite not only fill our imagination with bucolic scenes; we also learn three village dances: the Polka (movement 2), the Sousedská (movement 3) and the Furiant (movement 5, the finale).
Inspired by love for an orchestra (the orchestra at Meiningen which he conducted before a severe illness in 1914 forced his resignation), German composer Max Reger wrote his last and most important orchestral work, the Variations and fugue on a theme of Mozart, as he recovered in a sanitarium in the Tyrol. He did become well enough to conduct the premiere of the work in Berlin in February of 1915, and to publish a two-piano version.
From the original theme (from a Mozart piano sonata presented by the first oboe and two clarinets) through all eight variations to the fugue (a form he especially loved) with its final, triumphant statement of the theme in the trumpets, Reger´s composition demonstrates his affection for every member of the orchestra, and the Orquesta Filarmónica de Jalisco responds with its characteristic energy and warmth.
Thursday, November 4th, 8:30 PM
Sunday, November 7th, 12:30 PM
Third Orchestra Season 2021, Teatro Degollado
*Tickets ranging from $90 to $250 pesos, available at the Teatro Degollado Box Office and through the Ticketmaster system.