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MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition

Leticia Moreno, violin

MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition

Julian Kuerti, Conductor, & Leticia Moreno, Violin
Friday, September 20, 2019 at 8:00pm
Miller Auditorium

Discovering strokes of genius: music inspired by drawings, paintings, and sculpture.

Schuller's score evokes the art of Paul Klee in vivid clarity, while Ravel's orchestration of Mussorgsky's famous "Pictures at an Exhibition" finishes the program. Prokofiev's Second Violin Concerto allows orchestra and soloist to shine in this brilliant season opener.

See below for program details!

Leticia Moreno’s appearance is underwritten by the Barry Ross Guest Violinist Fund.

Concert support by the Diane S. Robertson Charitable Foundation.

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Featured Artists

Julian Kuerti, conductor
Leticia Moreno, violin
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra


Our program appears below along with YouTube selections to give you a taste of the music ahead! For the first work, Schuller's Seven Studies on Themes of Paul Klee, we will project each of the seven images that inspired each movement.

— Wiser Financial Prelude talk | 7 p.m. —

SCHULLER (1925-2015): Seven Studies on Themes of Paul Klee (
                Antike Harmonien (Antique Harmonies)
                Abstraktes Trio (Abstract Trio)
                Kleiner blauer Teufel (Little Blue Devil)
                Die Zwitschermaschine (The Twittering-Machine)
                Arabische Stadt (Arab Village)
                Ein unheimlicher Moment (An Eerie Moment)

PROKOFIEV (1891-1953): Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63 (
                Allegro moderato
                Andante assai
                Allegro; ben marcato
                                Leticia Moreno, violin

— Intermission —

MUSSORGSKY  (1839-1881): Pictures at an Exhibition (
(Orch. Ravel) 
                1. Gnomus
                2. The Old Castle
                3. Tuileries
                4. Bydlo
                5. Ballet of the Chicks in Their Shells
                6. Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle
                7. Limoges
                8. Catacombs
                Cum mortuis in lingua mortua
                9. The Hut on Fowl's Legs
                10. The Great Gate of Kiev

— AfterWORDS discussion with conductor and guests —