On this week's Prairie Performances, Friday at 7 pm on WILL-FM 90.9: Tonight‘s concert with the Champaign-Urbana Symphony with conductor Stephen Alltop is themed “Brass Blowout.” The brasses will be featured, beginning with Wagner’s Overture to “Rienzi”, followed by Robert Schumann’s “Concert Piece for 4 Horns” spotlighting the “Four Horns of the Apocalypse” that is to say the orchestra’s four horn players: Bernard Scully; Thomas Jostlein; Marc Zyla; and Steven Burian. Next a trip to Spain with selections from Manuel de Falla’s “Three Cornered Hat.” The concert ends in a blaze of orchestral color with Ravel’s “Bolero.”
Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra
Stephen Alltop, conductor
On the horns:
Richard Wagner | Overture to "Rienzi"
Robert Schumann | Konzertstuck for Four Horns
Manuel de Falla | The Three Cornered Hat Suite No. 1 (selections)
Maurice Ravel | Bolero