Symphony Tacoma presents
Sarah Ioannides, Conductor | James Carter, saxophone
Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Fanny Mendelssohn: Overture in C
Roberto Sierra: Caribbean Rhapsody
Milhaud: La Création du Monde (with multimedia)
Single tickets on sale August 20, 2018
Diverse cultures and rare influences present a wide representation of our society. Fanny Mendelssohn’s Overture in C was her only-known full orchestral work, written at a time when musical careers were considered inappropriate for women. Puerto Rico native Roberto Sierra’s Caribbean Rhapsody, written for saxophone virtuoso James Carter, combines classical and Latin jazz influences. Poulenc’s satirical Sinfonietta represents works by Les Six, a group of young composers who sought to free French music from foreign domination in post-World War I Europe. Milhaud’s La Création du Monde tells the creation story according to African folk mythology with influences of Harlem Renaissance jazz and a multimedia film with art visuals, from African tribal sculptures to works by Picasso and Gaugin.