Friday, October 14, 2016
Mark C. Smith Concert Hall, VBC
Davidson Classical Series
Music Director and Conductor:
William VerMeulen, horn
Mozart………..The Magic Flute, K. 620: Overture
DiLorenzo……Phoenix, concerto for horn and orchestra (Alabama premiere)
Mahler………..Symphony No. 5
Mahler forged his monumental Fifth Symphony at his private Alpine retreat over the summers of 1901-1902.
Perhaps his inspiration was kindled by the same inner fire that ignites the phoenix, the mythical bird said to rise in flames from its own ashes in a timeless cycle—and the subject of a new horn concerto written for guest artist William VerMeulen. In fact, it could be said that this entire concert is a tribute to horns.