Wagner Without Words

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Saturday, February 18, 2017
7:30 P.M.
Mark C. Smith Concert Hall, VBC
Davidson Classical Series

Concert Details

Music Director and Conductor:
Gregory Vajda

Offenbach……..Orpheus in the Underworld: Overture
Offenbach……..Tales of Hoffman: Intermezzo and Barcarolle
Wagner………….The “Ring” Without Words (selections compiled by Lorin Maazel)

Richard Wagner exerted a singular influence on music for generations to come—leading Debussy, for example, to describe him wistfully as “a beautiful sunset mistaken for a dawn.” Experience the richness, energy, and pathos of Wagner at his finest in this engaging compilation of the best orchestral melodies from the epic cycle The Ring of the Nibelung, presented by the orchestra without vocalists.

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