Ensemble: NEC Chamber Orchestra

Artists: Aurora Martin (Soprano), Kara Morgan (Mezzo Soprano), Austin Hallock (Tenor)

NEC's stellar conductorless orchestra, coached by Donald Palma, pays tribute to outgoing Museum of Fine Arts director Malcolm Rogers (in photo) and celebrates the MFA's "reimagined" Greek galleries with works based on two great figures of Greek history and myth: Socrates and Apollo.

Satie's Socrate is a "symphonic drama" that excerpts texts from Plato's dialogues where Socrates is referenced. Anywhere from one to four singers represent the speakers; in this performance, three singers are cast as follows.

Alcibiade, Phedre - Kara Morgan
Socrate - Austin Hallock
Phedon - Aurora Martin

The evening begins at 7:00 PM with a pre-concert talk by composer/conductor/scholar John Heiss who will speak on "Stravinsky, Ballanchine, and 'Apollo.'"

Program

Satie: Socrate
Portrait de Socrate
Les bords de l'Ilissus
Mort de Socrate
Aurora Martin (Soprano), Kara Morgan (Mezzo Soprano), Austin Hallock (Tenor)

Stravinsky: Apollon musagète
Prologue: Birth of Apollo
Variation of Apollo
Pas d'Action
Variation of Calliope
Variation of Polyhymnia
Variation of Terpsichore
Variation of Apollo
Pas de deux
Coda
Apotheosis

Date: April 15, 2015 - 7:00PM

Price: Free

Location: NEC's Jordan Hall

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