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- Boston Civic Symphony Presents Emerging Artists
- When: Sunday, April 28, at 2 p.m.
- Where: Casey Theatre at Regis College Fine Arts Center
- Seating: Yellow section
- Door time: 1 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
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- $16 for one ticket (up to a $34.50 value)
- $26 for two tickets (up to a $69 value)
In the closing concert of its 2012–2013 season, the Boston Civic Symphony casts the spotlight on two rising symphonic stars. At 23 years old, violinist Julia Glenn has already toured throughout the U.S. and China—including performances at the Shanghai Opera House and Carnegie Hall—while stopping off to collaborate with Yo-Yo Ma. The other young talent will be heard rather than seen: composer Julia Scott Carey shares a piece from a prodigious career that has included performances of her compositions by 19 orchestras, the first when she was just 11 years old.
- Britten—Canadian Carnival Overture: A solitary trumpet and rumbling cymbals pronounce the piece’s beginning, soon giving way to frenzied, folksy strings and asymmetrical melodies.
- Julia Scott Carey—Wiegala: Tracing a melody by Holocaust victim Ilse Weber, a melancholy violin cries out as the accompanying orchestra traipses behind with a heavy-hearted waltz.
- Vaughan Williams—The Lark Ascending: Soaring swells from the ensemble mimic the flight of a skylark, while violin cadenzas composed without bar lines allow the soloist to freely explore the piece or extend a rest into a bathroom break. The piece first attracted attention for more than its rule-breaking form: Vaughan began to jot down the notes while watching soldiers head off to cross the English Channel during World War I, which promptly got him arrested on suspicion of writing down military activities in code.
- Bizet-Sarasate—Carmen Fantasy: This passionate play on the opera includes interpretations of such pieces as the Habanera, challenging the violinist with swiftly climbing Middle East–inflected melodies.
- Franck—Symphony in D minor: César Franck’s only symphony—first performed only a year before his death—spins cyclic variations on a triad of themes through three movements.