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Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto

Long time Buffalo Philharmonic Music Director JoAnn Falletta takes us on an imaginary tour of fin de siècle Vienna, the Egypt of Tut’s Tomb and a short detour right here at home with a delightfully witty new work for orchestra by Alexander Miller. The concert is bookended with two Viennese classics. Maurice Ravel evokes a swirling ballroom, ever more dizzying as the waltz accelerates to a frenzy. Richard Strauss’ love-letter to the Vienna of Maria Theresia, his finest comedy Der Rosenkavalier closes the evening with a suite of orchestral excerpts-one infectious memorable waltz after another. Along the way, we’ll journey to Egypt with Camille Saint-Saens, a tireless traveler who evokes memories of music he heard on the Nile in his Egyptian Concerto. And Mr. Miller cleverly hides the name of a musical instrument in his San Antonio Symphony celebration commission Scherzo Crypto. Let’s see if you can guess the answer during the performance!

Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto
  • Times:  Starts at 8:00 PM
  • March 24, 2017 to March 25, 2017
  • DeVos Performance Hall
  • Tickets start at $18 adults, $5 students
  • Recurring daily