Machine And Majesty, Missoula Symphony Connects Contrasts

Sep 23, 2016

While John Adams' digital sound may seem an odd fit with Mendelssohn's romantic style, the Missoula Symphony finds connections in the contrast. The opening concert of the symphony's 62nd season, entited, "Fast Machine," juxtaposes "machine, motion and rhythm" with "fluidity and majesty," and features guest violinist Jennifer Frautschi peforming Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No.1. 

Conductor and music director Darko Butorac shares several highlights of the upcoming season, including a couple of performances of Mozart's music: in late October, piano soloist Lisa Smirnova plays the Piano Concerto No. 14, and in March 2017, the Missoula Symphony Chorale sings Mozart's Mass in C minor. 

We'll broadcast the first concert by the Missoula Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Darko Burtorac and featuring guest violinist Jennifer Frautschi, on Sunday, October 9 at 9:00 p.m. following NPR's live coverage and analysis of the second presidential candidates' debate. Join host Marguerite Munsche for four works: 

Short Ride in a Fast Machine - John Adams
    Violin Concerto No. 1 - Prokofiev
    The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave) - Mendelssohn
    La Mer - Debussy