Reno Phil's Inside the Music: Flirting with Melodies
28 Feb 2021
Get more out of the music. Music Director Laura Jackson and KNCJ Public Radio Host Chris Morrison offer their insights on the composers and musical selections, historical context and an insider’s perspective to the upcoming virtual performance - Flirting with Melodies. The virtual concert event will feature two marimbas (Eric Middleton & Carol Colwell) performing a world premiere performance of Julie Spencer’s Tree Song. The music pours out a love of nature, inspired by the songs of birds, wind in the trees, and mountain echoes. The program will also feature two incredibly romantic, lush and melodic works. As the diminutive title suggests, Coleridge-Taylor’s Novelettes form a set of modest yet graceful character pieces, whose dance-like qualities are accentuated through the addition of triangle and tambourine. Closing the program, Suk’s Serenade will be a lively & cheerful nod at the warmth of spring around the corner. A favorite student of Dvorak’s, Suk crafted this work after being
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