Visual Tapestry: Pictures at an Exhibition
About The Show
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, Conductor
Veronica Williams, mezzo-soprano
San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers
John Silantien, director
Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78
Mussorgsky, arr. Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition
We close our Classics season with two stunning Russian masterpieces. Long before John Williams and Star Wars, Prokofiev depicted battle between heroic warriors and foreign oppressors in his epic film score to Alexander Nevsky. Mussorgsky’s ever-popular Pictures at an Exhibitions in Ravel’s colorful scoring, brings paintings to life and culminates in the thrilling “Great Gate of Kiev”.
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