Masterworks 3: Finding Inspiration

February 13, 2022 @ 2:00 pm
Cascade Theatre
1731 Market Street Redding CA 96001
Sesar Sanchez

February 12, 2022 | Redding | 2:00pm

Conductor: Scott Seaton

Kurt Muroki, double bass
MTAC Youth Orchestra | Yoshie Muratani, Director
Shasta College Youth Strings | Jeff Specht, Director

MENDELSSOHN - Hebrides Overture (Youth Orchestra Side-by-Side)
BOTTESINI - Double Bass Concerto No. 2
SIBELIUS - Pelleas and Melisande
RAVEL - Le Tombeau de Couperin

Mendelssohn took a trip to Scotland and wrote the opening of the Hebrides Overture.  Giovanni Bottesini was inspired by the depth, versatility, and sheer power of the double bass.  Jean Sibelius was moved by a play by Maurice Maeterlinck and its themes of forbidden love, subsequently writing some of the most picturesque and charming incidental music.  Maurice Ravel served in the French Army in World War I and later wrote Le Tombeau de Couperin as a gentle tribute to the victims of the war.  Join us as we explore inspiration and its many forms featuring acclaimed double bassist Kurt Muroki and a special side-by-side with the youth orchestras of Chico and Redding.