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.
The Cowboys Overture….John Williams (b. 1932)
The Wishing Tree……………..Paul Schoop (1909-1976)
Double Concerto for VIolin, Cello and Orchestra (Preview Performance)…Lucas Richman (b. 1964)
Dr. Everaldo Martinez, violin and Dr. Natalia Varcarciuc, cello
The Tender Land (Suite)……………………………………Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
Introduction and Love Music
Finale: Promise of Living
Three of the composers on tonight’s concert, Williams, Richman and Copland, all share the trait of composing for film as well as for classical symphony orchestras.
Double Concerto for Violin and Cello by Lucas Richman. Commissioned by an Atlanta-based orchestra, the world premiere was postponed due to COVID but the BMSO was granted permission to give the “preview performance,” featuring our amazing concertmaster and principal cellist, Everaldo Martinez and Natalia Varcarciuc. Maestro Richman is the Grammy-Award Winning Music Director of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra and has guest conducted major orchestras all over the world. His choral/orchestral work, “Symphony: This will be our Reply” was premiered in 2018 by the 3 commissioning orchestras the Los Angeles Jewish Orchestra of California, the Oak Ridge Orchestra of Tennessee and the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra of Minnesota.