#123 “Soundscapes” (cancelled due to Covid-19)

Concert first performed on July 26, 2020.

Sibelius’ Karelia Overture celebrates the composer’s homeland, and MPO celebrates Minnesota’s Mina Kaiser in her Tombeaux & Rainbow. Persichetti’s Pastoral for Wind Quintet and Borodin’s In the Steppes of Central Asia journey through landscapes real and imagined, and William Grant Still’s Symphony No. 5 “The Western Hemisphere”.

Conducted by Brian Dowdy

Works Performed

  • Jean Sibelius, Karelia Overture
  • Vincent Persichetti, Pastoral, Op. 21 for Woodwind Quintet
  • Mina Kaiser, Tombeaux & Rainbow with soloists Shelly Gruskin, recorder and Johanna Gruskin, flute
  • Alexander Borodin, In the Steppes of Central Asia
  • William Grant Still, Symphony No. 5 “The Western Hemisphere”

Dates Performed

  • May 16, 2020