Bismark-Mandan Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 8:00 pm

Dr. Beverly Everett, Conductor

 

The Promise of Living

March 13, 2021

Dr. Everlado Martinez & Dr. Natalia Vacarciuc

This concert is sure to lift your spirits. From the enticing rhythms of John Williams’ Cowboys Overture to Copland’s engaging Tender Land Suites, the promise of living-with praise and thanksgiving-will be renewed. And our own Dr. Everaldo Martinez and Dr. Natalia Varcarciuc give the midwest premiere of Lucas Richman’s double concerto for violin, cello and orchestra.

In The Wishing Tree by Swiss composer/conductor/pianist Paul Schoop, the instruments of the orchestra are introduced in an amusing and whimsical way as the story tells the tale of a tree as it is whittled down into smaller and smaller instruments while unaware of its true destiny.  In the 1930s, Schoop was mainly known as a composer of ballet music for the pantomime dances of his sister Trudi Schoop. In 1940 he emigrated to Los Angeles, where he worked as a freelance composer and as a conductor and concert pianist, as he had done in Europe before.

Program

The Cowboys Overture….John Williams (b. 1932)
The Wishing Tree……………..Paul Schoop (1909-1976)
Double Concerto for VIolin and Cello (Preview Performance)…Lucas Richman (b. 1964)
Dr. Everaldo Martinez, violin and Dr. Natalia Varcarciuc, cello

INTERMISSION

The Tender Land (Suite)……………………………………Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
Introduction and Love Music
Party Scene
Finale: Promise of Living