November 22-23 | 8 PM Abravanel Hall
Thierry Fischer, Conductor
Abigail Levis, Mezzo Soprano
Edward Herrmann, Narrator
Britten - An American Overture
Nielsen - Symphony No. 4, Opus 29, "The Inextinguishable"
Stravinsky - Elegy for JFK
Lieberson - Remembering JFK (An American Elegy)
Britten - Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra - Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Purcell
Pay homage to an "Inextinguishable" legacy and the 50th anniversary of a tragic event. The season cycle continues as Nielsen's life-affirming 4th Symphony shares a program with works by Stravinsky and Lieberson that commemorate JFK. Britten's endlessly clever instrumental showpiece "The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra" concludes the concert.