ROSSINI: The Barber of Seville Overture
SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major, D. 485
STRAVINSKY: Pulcinella Suite
Champiagn-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, Stephen Alltop, Conductor
Carol Cook, viola
This colorful program takes volcanos as its subject. CUSO welcomes Carol Cook, principal viola with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, to perform Composer-in-Residence Stacy Garrop’s new viola concerto, Krakatoa, a work that is as dramatic and explosive as the title would suggest.
Rossini’s bubbly overture to The Barber of Seville and Schubert’s lovely Symphony No. 5 both date from 1816, “The Year Without a Summer,” caused by the 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora. Stravinsky’s delightful suite from Pulcinella will highlight many solo instruments of the orchestra.
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