UMD Symphony Orchestra: Pictures at an Exhibition
UMD Symphony Orchestra
Piano Larissa Dedova
Guest conductor Jose-Luis Novo
The UMD Symphony Orchestra opens its season with Ravel’s arrangement of Pictures at an Exhibition.
Originally written as a suite for piano by Modest Mussorgsky, Ravel’s masterful orchestration adds an aural dimension to the ten watercolors and drawings that are depicted in the work.
UMD faculty artist Larissa Dedova joins UMSO to give the world premiere of faculty composer Mark Wilson’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra. Of his work, Wilson says:
Each movement is engaged in its own dramatic narrative and each is dedicated to a person that I have deeply loved. Although the piece employs classical proportions, it departs from most traditional approaches to the concerto medium in that solo and accompaniment roles are constantly shifting between the orchestra and the piano.