Prairie Performances

Champaign-Urbana Symphony’s “Voyages” Concert

Mary Leathers Chapman

Mary Leathers Chapman CU Symphony

Champaign-Urbana Symphony

Stephen Alltop, conductor

The concert opens with a musical voyage, beginning with the dramatic portrayal of Scotland’s Hebrides Islands by the well-traveled Felix Mendelssohn. John Corigliano’s Voyage for Flute and Strings soars with lyric expression and lush harmonies. Finally, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade weaves a tale of Arabian princes and sailing ships into one of the most colorful orchestral works ever written.

Mary Leathers Chapman, flute
Felix Mendelssohn | Hebrides Overture, Op. 26

John Corigliano | Voyage for Flute and Strings

Mary Leathers Chapman, flute

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov | Scheherazade, Op. 35