Orchestra Iowa triumphantly returns to the newly refurbished Paramount Theatre following the devastating flood of 2008. In this concert, Orchestra Iowa presents the orchestral suite from the romantically poignant opera, Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss. Der Rosenkavalier was an instant success following its Dresden premiere in January of 1911. The orchestra continues with Gunther Schuller’s most popular work, Seven Studies on Themes of Paul Klee. Composed in 1959, each movement represents a painting by Swiss modernist Paul Klee, and includes the jazzy “Little Blue Devil,” a pointillistic movement titled “The Twittering Machine,” and the abstract, floating sounds of “Arab Village.” The program closes with Mussorgsky’s masterpiece
Pictures at an Exhibition.
(Concert recorded Nov. 10 and 11, 2012)