Join BCP as we show off our theatrical roots by performing two incredible works that were inspired by and for the performance stage. Both chamber works were commissioned for small ballet troupes.
Sergei Prokofiev's Quintet Op. 39 was composed from his ballet score, "Trapeze" - also for only 5 musicians. Unfortunately, the original score was just too difficult for the Parisian "Trapeze" dancers, which forced Prokofiev to reduce it to the lively and circus-like score that is the Quintet Op. 39. In the end, Prokofiev created an imaginative and complex work that perfectly illustrates Prokofiev's creative genius, versatility, and dramatic talents.
The concert concludes with Aaron Copland's "Appalachian Spring"- composed for the famous Martha Graham Dance Company. As we conclude our nation's presidential election this November, there could be no more fitting musical work to capture the essence of an ideal America - full of hope, optimism, and communal strength.
Please come and enjoy these theatrical works performed by New York's theatrical masters - the incredible musicians of Broadway!
Learn more about the performers:
featuring the music of
Sergei Prokofiev and Aaron Copland
Monday, November 14, 2016
St. Malachy's – The Actors' Chapel
239 W 49th St, NY NY 10019
(between Broadway & 8th Ave)
Sergei Prokofiev - Quintet, Op. 39
for OBOE, CLARINET, VIOLIN, VIOLA, and BASS
Aaron Copland - "Appalachian Spring"
(original chamber version)
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