Joseph Gehring, music director
Robert Frazier, assistant conductor
Stephen Campitelli, piano
Dimitri Shostakovich—Festive Overture, Op. 96
Manuel de Falla—Nights in the Gardens of Spain, G. 49
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky—Symphony No. 6 in B minor,
Op. 74, “Pathétique”
Joy and tragedy share the stage in this passionate performance by the Immaculata Symphony. Dr. Robert Frazier conducts the raucous Festive Overture by the Russian composer Dimitri Shostakovich. Then piano soloist Stephen Campitelli takes us on a detour through Spain in Manuel de Falla’s lush work for piano and orchestra, Nights in the Gardens of Spain. We then return to Russia for Tchaikovsky’s emotional symphony, the “Pathétique” the last of Tchaikovsky’s compositions premiered in his lifetime and performed nine days before his death. A truly outstanding work you do not want to miss.