Peter Rubardt

Pensacola Symphony Orchestra

The Pensacola Symphony Orchestra is holding its annual ‘Music for Families’ concert this Saturday, May 23 at the Saenger Theatre. The event begins at 9:30 a.m. and the concert starts at 11:00.

The purpose of “Music for Families” is to provide a fun and entertaining introduction to classical music for children ages 3-12.

The PSO launched the program about a decade ago, holding the first event at N.B. Cook Elementary School for the Arts.

Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Rimsky-Korsakov were musical patriarchs of their time, each contributing their own unique style. Russian Spectacular explores a passionate performance by each of these composers. The program opens with Rimsky-Korsakov’s colorful Capriccio espagnole, consisting of five connected movements each based on Spanish themes. He wrote this piece for a large orchestra and took great advantage of the different timbres by designing melodic passages specific to each instrument. Tchaikovsky even hailed it as “a colossal masterpiece of instrumentation”.

Details:

Saturday, November 8, 2014 @ 8:00 p.m.
Saenger Theatre, 116 S. Palafox Place

Peter Rubardt, conductor
Anthony McGill, clarinet

ROSSINI - Overture to Barber of Seville
DONIZETTI - Concertino for Clarinet
COPLAND - Clarinet Concerto
SCHUMANN - Symphony No. 2

Pensacola Symphony Orchestra

Music from the "Roaring '20s" will fill the Saenger Theatre this weekend with a wide-ranging program from the Pensacola Symphony and pianist Christopher O'Riley.  Music Director Peter Rubardt came by the studios and spoke with Hedi Salanki about this unique program.   Tickets and more information are available at 435-2533, or  pensacolasymphony.com.