A DJ’s rock/pop Mothership and a French masterpiece as a choreographic symphony!

Sunday, November 19, 2017 3:00 p.m.
Pike Performing Arts Center

Orcenith Smith, conducting

The Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis takes the stage at the Pike Performing Arts Center Sunday, November 19 2017 at 3 pm for the second concert of the 2017-2018 season. As the November cycles of Mother earth change the seasons around us, the Phil presents a concert of music revealing ancient revolutions of our existence.

Baroque composer Heinrich Biber's Battalia tells the story of an historic battle where the armies celebrate their heritage yet later mourn the tragic struggle. Whitacre's Lux Aurumque moves us from the tragedy of the Battalia to a calm, cosmic place. DJ and symphonic music composer, Mason Bates' music provides the possibility of some kind of alien forces at work. His musical sphere includes improvising musicians!

The concert closes with French composer, Maurice Ravel's luminous Daphnis et Chloe ballet suite, signifying nature's vivid presence all around us. As we began the program with the tragedy of battle, we end the concert with the fruitful hope of love.


Battalia (The Battle)

I. Presto (Gathering of the Troops)
II. Allegro (The lusty society of all types of humor; drunken troops sing different songs in different languages at the same time)
III. Presto (an interlude as troops pass by)
IV. The March (a drum and fife; organizing the troops) V. Presto (happiness and bravura before battle)
VI. Aria (prayer before battle)
VII. The Battle
VIII. Lamento, Adagio (The lament for the forgotten, the dead and the wounded)

Series : Symphony 101
Heinrich Biber (1644-1704)

Lux Aurumque (Light of Gold)
Eric Whitacre (b. 1970)

Series: Phringe Phestival
Mason Bates (b. 1977)

Daphnis et Chloé (Ballet Suite No. 2)

I. Lever du jour (Daybreak)
II. Pantomime (Thanksgiving in homage to Pan for saving Chloé)
III. Danse générale (Celebrating the reuniting of Daphnis and Chloé)

Series: Imagination
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) 


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