#133: Openings

Brian Hadley grinning with his bassoon
Brian Hadley, Bassoon

Saturday, November 5, 2022 – 7:30pm

Fanfares, marches, and jubilant melodies open our 30th anniversary season in the Festive Overture of iconic American composer William Grant Still. Nino Rota, composer of film music for The Godfather parts I and II, brings his dramatic gifts to the concert stage with the playful and lyrical Concerto for Bassoon, featuring MPO’s own Brian Hadley. And the pastoral open spaces of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 are host to dances, storms and songs of gratitude.

  • William Grant Still – Festive Overture
  • Nino Rota – Bassoon Concerto, with Brian Hadley, bassoon
  • Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No. 6 “Pastorale

Conducted by Brian Dowdy

Works Performed

  • William Grant Still, Festive Overture
  • Nino Rota, Bassoon Concerto with soloist Brian Hadley
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 6 “Pastorale” with soloist Brian Hadley

Dates Performed

  • November 5, 2022