Absolut Russian | A2SO Live on 90.5 FM

Mar 16, 2015

Sat. March 21 - 8pm 90.5 FM | Live
from the Michigan Theatre, the Ann
Arbor Symphony presents Absolut

Credit courtesy / Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra

This special broadcast is available exclusively over-the-air on 90.5 (no online streaming).

Why do we love Russian music? Is it the Romantic melodies that every listener can access? The raw emotion that moves us to tears? The way it comforts our unquiet hearts and souls? Whatever your reasons, this concert presents the triumphs, exhilaration, and jubilation that is the epitome of Russian music. Featuring special guests, Huron High School Choir, Pioneer High School Choir, Skyline High School Choir and Measure for Measure

Savor Borodin’s Prince Igor, performed as it was originally composed with chorus, and recognize the source for Stranger in Paradise. Tchaikovsky brings the poignant story of love, wrath, and pride to life in Romeo and Juliet. Surtitles translate Borodin’s Russian text and tell the movement-by-movement story scored by Tchaikovsky. Shostakovich’s tour de force, Symphony No. 10, takes the listener on a journey from cynicism and desolation to joyous heights and exultation.

On the Program
Borodin: Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
Shostakovich Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93