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Maestro Harvey takes audiences on an entertaining journey through the various stages of featured composers' lives and uncovers their thoughts, influences and what inspired some of the greatest pieces of the orchestral repertoire.

Ralph Vaughan Williams

The World of Vaughan Williams

Oct 5, 2014 | 3pm Dalton Recital Hall
Raymond Harvey, Conductor
Susie Park, Violin
chorus

Celebrated as one of the greatest British composers, Vaughan Williams produced music deeply rooted in his English heritage. This innovative program, featuring new KSO concertmaster Susie Park in the ethereal "The Lark Ascending," pays homage to the incredible breadth of this composer, whose work touched nearly every musical genre of his time.

The World of Vaughan Williams Program
Overture to The Wasps
March Past of the Kitchen Utensils from The Wasps
The Lark Ascending
    Susie Park, violin
Overture to The Poisoned Kiss
Rhosymedre
Serenade to Music
   Vocalist from WMU School of Music

Prokofiev

The World of Prokofiev

January 18, 2015 | 3pm Dalton Recital Hall
Raymond Harvey, Conductor
Susie Park, Violin

Born in 1891, Sergei Prokofiev is one of the most original voices of twentieth-century music. Known to spend up to fourteen hours per day composing, he left behind an incredible body of works when he died in 1953. The program features some of Prokofiev's finest musical gifts - beauty, lyricism and humor.

The World of Prokofiev Program
American Overture, Op. 42
String Quartet No. 1 in B minor, Op. 50
   Andante
    Burdick-Thorne String Quartet
Summer Day: Children's Suite for Small Orchestra, Op. 65 bis
   Morning
   Tip and Run
   Waltz
   Repentance
   March
   Evening
   The Moon is Over the Meadows
Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63
   Allegro moderato
    Susie Park, violin
Classical Symphony, Op. 25 (Symphony No. 1)
   Allegro
   Larghetto
   Gavotte (Non troppo allegro)
   Finale: Motto vivace

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