Okanagan Symphony Orchestra: Masterworks V - Italian Airs & Graces
Arnold Choi (cello) & Estelle Choi (cello)*
Ancient Airs & Dances Suite #1 (Respighi)
Concerto for 2 Cellos G-minor (Vivaldi)*
Aeromancy for 2 Cellos (Morlock)*
Symphony No. 4, Op. 90 “Italian” (Mendelssohn)
We enter spring with an air of grace in this concert inspired by Italy and the baroque era. Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances gives us elegant miniatures inspired by lute songs from a bygone era. Mendelssohn’s most popular symphony brings beautiful Italian nuance to a rigorous Germanic form. We welcome back extraordinary cellists Arnold Choi and Sister Estelle Choi to present two stunning works for cello duo with orchestra. Vivaldi’s Concerto for 2 Cellos which is full of bubbly musical conversation and Aeromancy by Canadian Jocelyn Morlock, a work of great beauty inspired by divination through observing the air around us.