Musical Transformation and Re-invention
The Figueroa Music and Arts Project - Musical Transformation and Re-invention
Tickets at the $50 price level include post-performance reception with award-winning wines from the Casa Rondeña Winery.
RESPIGHI Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 1
MILHAUD Le boeuf sur le toit - The Ox on the Roof
STRAUSS Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme Suite, Op. 60 – 1917
Baroque and Brazilian dance tunes as seen through the prism of the 20th century.
The Figueroa Music and Arts Project chamber orchestra will offer a 21st century interpretation of music originating in the European Renaissance and early 20th century popular Brazilian melodies.
Ottorino Respighi’s “Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 1” is based on lute music from the Renaissance. It premiered almost a century ago, in 1917.
Darius Milhaud’s “Le Boeuf sur le toit” – or, “The Ox on the Roof” is comprised of melodies drawn from Brazilian popular music of the early 20th century. It was originally written to serve as the musical score for a Charlie Chaplin silent movie, but was rewritten as the music for a pantomime farce ballet of the same name.
“Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme Suite, Op. 60”, by Richard Strauss, was written for an opera of the same name, based on a 17th century play by Moliere. The music, adapted from music originally composed to accompany the Moliere play, was premiered as an orchestral suite in 1917.
The program is anticipated to delight its audience with a modern rendition of old melodies enhanced and perpetuated by the genius of three major composers of the early and mid-20th century.