From Piano Duo to Cinderella
About The Show
VALERO CLASSICS CONCERTS
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor | Christina and Michelle Naughton, piano duo
|Paul Dukas||The Sorcerer’s Apprentice|
|Francis Poulenc||Concerto in D minor for Two Pianos|
|Sergei Prokofiev||Selections from Cinderella|
The ballet Cinderella is one of Prokofiev’s most popular and melodious compositions, and has inspired a great many choreographers. The composer wrote, “What I wished to express above all in the music of Cinderella was the poetic love of Cinderella and the Prince, the birth and flowering of that love, the obstacles in its path, and finally the dream fulfilled.” The concert begins with Dukas’ symphonic poem The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. It is now best known as part of Walt Disney’s Fantasia featuring Mickey Mouse, but it was originally inspired by a poem by Goethe. Also featured is the most famous concerto for two pianos by the French composer Poulenc, performed by a dynamic twin-sister duo.
Join us for Classics Conversations with Akiko Fujimoto, associate conductor. East Rotunda – 45 minutes prior to the start of the concert.