Luisi Conducts Aus Italien

September 23 – 26, 2021

Thursday
September 23, 2021
7:30pm

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Sunday
September 26, 2021
3:00pm

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FABIO LUISI conducts
DAVID BUCK flute

WEBER Overture to Oberon
JOAN TOWER Flute Concerto
R. STRAUSS Aus Italien (From Italy)

The stirring overture to Weber’s comic opera Oberon opens with solo horn calls and uses high winds to depict important characters, a practice that had a profound influence on Wagner. Similarly, Joan Tower uses the low register of the flute to open her 1989 concerto, which features a giant tug-o-war between flute and chamber orchestra, climaxing in virtuosic flute arpeggios and scales.

Richard Strauss’s grand symphonic fantasy is a musical tour of Italy’s ancient ruins, bucolic countryside and the glory of its paintings, sculpture and music. Strauss harnesses the limitless power of the full orchestra and all the different instrumental colors to whisk the listener through the scenes of his journey.


Celebrate North Texas Giving Day on September 23, by joining us in the Meyerson lobby for a special musical number from students in the Young Strings program prior to that evening’s performance.


FABIO LUISI MUSIC DIRECTOR LOUISE W. & EDMUND J. KAHN MUSIC DIRECTORSHIP

Fabio Luisi

Music Director

Louise W. & Edmund J. Kahn Music Directorship

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David Buck

Principal Flute

Joy & Ronald Mankoff Chair

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