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Roses and Thorns

Saturday, February 16, 2019  7:30pm
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, New Bedford, MA

Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier Suite

Andrea Tarrodi: Highlands - Cello Concerto

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

New Bedford Symphony Orchestra Guest Artists

Swedish composer Andrea Tarrodi creates a unique world of sound that draws the listener in from the first note. Korean cellist Christine J. Lee will perform Tarrodi’s Cello Concerto, a piece that was inspired by the landscape of the Scottish Highlands. Also on the program are two warhorses: the dazzling suite from Strauss’s opera The Knight of the Rose and Tchaikovsky’s beloved Fifth Symphony.

Pre-concert talk: All are invited to the Penler Space at 6:30PM to hear Yaniv Dinur speak about the evening’s program.

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Learning in Concert 2018-2019
Resourceful Composer, Resourceful Planet

In the 2018-2019 Learning in Concert Program, we will explore three compositional techniques used by masterful composers that also serve as three models to improve the growing plastic pollution problem. The key to a sustainable planet lies within these composers' resourceful skills. During the composition process, the skillful composer will reuse (repeat), repurpose (modify) and recycle (reconstruct) musical ideas within a piece of music. Use of these techniques has allowed great composers like Beethoven to create beautiful symphonies crafted from a small amount of musical material. Just like Beethoven, these same three techniques of reuse, repurpose and recycle are also effective actions needed to reduce plastic pollution on our planet.

Each year, over 2 million metric tons of plastics ends up in our oceans, with only 9% of the world's plastic currently being recycled. This has created a serious problem to our aquatic, airborne and terrestrial environments and to the health of humans and marine and land animals. Throughout the Learning in Concert program, students will explore the concepts of reuse, repurpose and recycle through musical composition and hands-on, plastic repurposing activities. Through a partnership with the Buttonwood Park Zoo, our students will continue this exploration to learn about the devastating effects of plastic pollution on land and marine life.

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