Ravel and Trombones

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Saturday, February 15, 2020
7:30 P.M.
Mark C. Smith Concert Hall, VBC
Davidson Classical Series

Concert Details

Ravel CrestonUne barque sur l’océan
Fantasy for trombone and orchestra
Ravel MolláDaphnis et Chloé Suite No. 1
Concerto for two trombones and orchestra (Alabama premiere)
RavelDaphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2

Robert Kaip & Prentiss Hobbs, trombone
Huntsville Community Chorus

“Never look at the trombone section,” composer and conductor Richard Strauss once quipped, “as it will only encourage them.” Tonight the HSO and our featured soloists celebrate the instrument in grand style with the Trombone Concerto of Paul Creston and the Alabama premiere of Ricardo Mollá’s Concerto for Two Trombones. Both suites from Ravel’s groundbreaking ballet Daphnis et Chloé, among the greatest twentieth-century orchestral showpieces, are all on the program.

Guest Artists

Robert Kaip

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Prentiss Hobbs

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Huntsville Community Chorus

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