Prairie Performances

Music of Titans

Portrait of Wolfgang Amadeusz Mozart

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On this week's Prairie Performances, Friday night at 7 pm on WILL-FM 90.9, the Champaign-Urbana Symphony's exploration of Gustav Mahler’s music continues with the autobiographical Symphony No. 1. This spectacular work, scored for a huge orchestra, draws upon a vast array of musical influences in Mahler’s life, from children’s songs to military marches. Contrasting Mahler’s titanic opus will be Garrop’s Becoming Medusa, a fascinating movement that traces the progression of this frightening mythological figure from “gorgeous” to “Gorgon.” You will also delight in the debut of the immensely talented and charming pianist Sun Chang, playing Mozart’s elegant Concerto No. 14.

Music of Titans (4/28/19)

Champaign-Urbana Symphony
Stephen Alltop, conductor
Sun Chang, piano

Garrop | Mythology Symphony

   I. Becoming Medusa

Mozart | Piano Concerto No. 14 in E-flat Major, K. 449

Mahler | Symphony No. 1 “Titan”