The Spring of Creation


SUNDAY 18

THE SPRING OF CREATION

Omaha Symphony’s Symphony Joslyn

Thomas Kluge, viola

Joseph Fuchs, bagpipes

Résonance, chamber chorus

Ernest Richardson, conductor

Joslyn Art Museum’s Witherspoon Hall

2200 Dodge St.

2 p.m. Tickets $10-$30

www.omahasymphony.org

 “The time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land.” So go words in The Song of Solomon.  Transformed into the spirits of such words is music by England’s Ralph Vaughan Williams in the choral celebration “Flos Campi” (“Flower of the Field”). It’s part of this four-part concert. Countryman Peter Maxwell Davies chose to compose an after-wedding joyous morning in Scotland’s Orkney Islands with a bagpiper affirming the union. Italy’s Ottorino Respighi was inspired by his compatriot painter Sandro Botticelli’s Spring, The Adoration of the Magi and The Birth of Venus, creating a suite which soars with joy. Looking far beyond his borders and his day, France’s Darius Milhaud delved into jazz and African mythology to come up with the sinuous, percussive, sometimes wailing ballet “La Creation du Monde” (“The Creation of the World”). The performances spring forward, flowering with beauty and charm.


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